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Dovlatov

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Dovlatov

Directed by Aleksey German Jr.

  • Russia, Poland, Serbia 2018; 126 min
  • Original version: Russian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution, Berliner Morgenpost Readers' Jury Award - Berlin IFF

  • From the director of AIR presented at Venice Gap-Financing Market

Synopsis

Leningrad, November 1971. The city is shrouded in fog. Another anniversary of the revolution is being celebrated, but the country is not making any progress – politically, economically or culturally. Sergei has first-hand experience of this stasis. The young writer’s manuscripts are regularly rejected by the official media; his view on things and people is not desired. Others are experiencing similar problems, one of them is his friend Joseph Brodsky whom the state forces into exile. Sergei is however determined to stay and lead a normal life with his wife Lena and daughter Katya. He wants to write about discovering reality: about shipyard workers, or the construction of the metro where one day the bodies of thirty children killed during the Second World War are uncovered.

Production

  • SAGA MOSKAU

     

  • METRAFILMS MOSKAU

     

  • CHANNEL ONE MOSKAU

     

International Sales

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