Aleksey GERMAN jr.
Алексей ГЕРМАН мл.
Alekseï GUERMAN jr.
Russian Federation / Poland / Serbia, 2018, 126mn 
fiction
Dovlatov
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Довлатов

 

 Dovlatov

 Dovlatov

 
Directed by : Aleksey GERMAN jr. (Алексей ГЕРМАН мл.)
Writing credits : Aleksey GERMAN jr. (Алексей ГЕРМАН мл.), Yulia TUPIKINA (Юлия ТУПИКИНА)
 
Cast
Milan MARIĆ (Милан МАРИЧ) ...Sergey Dovlatov
Danila KOZLOVSKY (Данила КОЗЛОВСКИЙ) ...David
Helena SUJECKA (Хелена СУЕЦКАЯ) ...Elena Dovlatova
Artur BESCHASTNY (Артур БЕСЧАСТНЫЙ) ...Iosif Brodsky
Eva GERR (Ева ГЕРР) ...Katya Dovlatova
Svetlana KHODCHENKOVA (Светлана ХОДЧЕНКОВА)
Yelena LIADOVA (Елена ЛЯДОВА)
Igor MITIUSHKIN (Игорь МИТЮШКИН )
Anton SHAGIN (Антон ШАГИН)
 
Production design : Yelena OKOPNAYA (Елена ОКОПНАЯ)
Editing : Daria GLADYSHEVA (Дарья ЛАДЫШЕВА), Sergey_2 IVANOV (Сергей_2 ИВАНОВ)
Produced by : Andrei SAVELYEV (Андрей САВЕЛЬЕВ), Artiom VASILYEV (Артем ВАСИЛЬЕВ)
Other persons :
Оператор : Лукаш Зал / Opérateur : Lukasz Zal
Release date in Russia : 01/03/2018
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 2018-09-12, Site

Awards :
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Svetlana KHODCHENKOVA , Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Best Set Decoration "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Silver Bear, Best Set Decoration Nominees, Yelena OKOPNAYA , Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2018
Prize Cine-Club Federation of Russia Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Paradis Films. 2019. Titre : Dovlatov

Plot 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. Alexey German Jr’s film makes use of grand tableaux and extended tracking shots to portray the world of Russian-Jewish writer Sergei Dovlatov (1941–1990), whose brilliantly ironic texts were forbidden from being printed in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev. Out of a tragicomic rondeau of rebellion and assimilation, pain and fatigue, ensues a portrait of an era of stagnation and its destructive effects. https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.php?film_id=201816008#tab=filmStills
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Dovlatov (Довлатов) Ironie stérilisée, Emmanuel GRYNSZPAN, SUR LES ECRANS RUSSES, 2018
Aleksei German: Dovlatov by Otto Boele, Otto BOELE, Kinokultura, 2018
«DOVLATOV», UNE PLUME DANS L’ENGRENAGE, Marcos UZAL, Libération, 2018
Берлин-2018: «Довлатов» Алексея Германа-мл., Василий СТЕПАНОВ, seance.ru, 2018
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Days of Russian cinema in Limoges, Limoges (France), 2020
- Russian film festival in Ajaccio, Ajaccio (France), 2019
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2019
- Festival du film russe. A l'heure de Moscou, Verdun sur Garonne (France), 2019
- Scènes et Ciné - Programme Panorama - Cinématographies de Russie et d'Europe Centrale, Fos sur Mer (France), 2019
- Russian Film Festival, Orléans (France), 2019
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2019
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2019
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2018
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2018
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2018
- Les rencontres des cinémas d'Europe, Aubenas (France), 2018
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2018
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2018-09-12
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2018
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2018
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2018
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Poland), 2018
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2018
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2018
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2018
- GIFF. Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva (Switzerland), 2018
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2018
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2018

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