Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov

Theatre and film director

Born in 1969 in Rostov-on-Don, Serebrennikov studied Physics before starting work directing stage productions in the mid-1990s. In addition to his continued successful stage work, Serebrennikov has directed many acclaimed films, and worked both at the prestigious Moscow Art Theatre School and the Gogol Centre, where he is Artistic Director. Since 2017, Serebrennikov, previously a vocal critic of the Russian government, has been involved and convicted in a criminal case involving embezzlement, a case that has been deemed politically motivated.

Films