Dir Kirill Serebrennikov, Rus/Fr/Switz, 2022, 144 mins, Russian/French/Italian with subtitles
Alyona Mikhailova, Odin Lund Biron, Filipp Avdeev
The tumultuous relationship between Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the most famous Russian composer of all time, and his wife. Mikhailova is tremendous as estranged wife Antonina Miliukova, whose naivety and narcissism fester in the rubble of her marriage.
A vehement and very watchable drama… narrowness in its emotional and tonal range gives it force THE GUARDIAN