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Dovlatov (2018)



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The story circles around life of an outstanding Russian author just one year before he has to leave his homeland and move to Tallinn. By this time, Dovlatov is already quite a prolific writer, but his stories are constantly being rejected by all Soviet magazines and journals.


Milan Maric
as Sergei Dovlatov
Helena Sujecka
as Elena Dovlatova
Artur Beschastnyi
as Iosif Brodsky
Elena Lyadova
as Young Editor

Critic Reviews for Dovlatov

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Evokes the pervasively banal paranoia of Leningrad under Brezhnev with a certain ease.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Maric, in his first lead role, exudes gentility with physical strength.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…

An evocative portrait of a stagnant era.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…

More a portrait of a period of increasing conservative ideologies than a justifiable biopic of a determined writer, Dovlatov proves German Jr.'s ability to present something more digestible and straightforward.

August 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Progressing in such a way that neither its premise nor endpoint is clear, the film is simultaneously persistent on a scene-to-scene basis and yet elusive in its totality.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

An imaginatively realistic recreation of a bygone era of Russian culture, when literature and art were considered matters of life and death - and when holding onto your artistic integrity could literally damage your chances of survival.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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