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Archived: Dovlatov (2018)

director: Alexey German Jr.

With: Milan Marić, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, a.o.

duration: 126 minutes
Biography, Litarature

Official Selection - Global Cinema

"The struggles of dissident writers in the Soviet Union will likely always remain a key theme of Russian cinema, ripe for ruminating on unappreciated artists in society and the fight for recognition notwithstanding power concentrated in the hands of apparatchiks. Maverick director Alexey German Jr. brings his signature dreamlike vision to the subject with 'Dovlatov', a classically German take on six days in the life of writer Sergei Dovlatov, when the as-yet unrecognized author was trying to get published. Working for the first time with 'Ida' cinematographer Łukasz Żal, the director once again delivers enthralling choreographed tracking shots that add a Fellini-esque overlay to straightforward depictions of reality, making the film a visual treat." (Variety)

"This slow-burning, pensively drifting evocation of the times of Sergei Dovlatov is not a conventional portrait, still less a biopic, but an imaginatively realistic recreation of a bygone era of Russian culture, when literature and art were considered matters of life and death." (Screen Daily)  


director: Alexey German Jr.
producer: Dariusz Jablonski, Violetta Kaminska, Miroslav Mogorovich, Isabella Wojcik
screenplay: Aleksey German Jr., Yulia Tupikina
Editor: Daria Gladysheva, Sergey Ivanov
Cinematography: Łukasz Żal

production company: SAGa

More info

dialogue: Russian, Spanish, Finnish
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Russia - Poland - Serbia
year: 2018


ALEXEY GERMAN JR. (1976): The Last Train (2003), Garpastum (2005), Bumazhnyy soldat (2008), Crush (2009), Iz Tokio (2011, short), 5000 Days Ahead (2013, short), Under Electric Clouds (2015), Dovlatov (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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