Dovlatov

2018

Dovlatov

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Total Count: 14

60%

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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.

Cast

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 (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (3)

  • Dovlatov takes the novel approach of dramatizing just six days in the protagonist's life. And where traditional biopics devote at least some time to the subjects' creative achievements, Dovlatov is concerned exclusively with the hero's failures.

    Nov 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [An] aimless period drama.

    Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • An unusually entertaining bio-drama covering six days in the life of beleaguered Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov.

    Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Evokes the pervasively banal paranoia of Leningrad under Brezhnev with a certain ease.

    Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Maric, in his first lead role, exudes gentility with physical strength.

    Feb 19, 2018 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • An evocative portrait of a stagnant era.

    Feb 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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