Reviews

Nov 30, 2018
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.
Oct 26, 2018
[An] aimless period drama.
Oct 24, 2018
An unusually entertaining bio-drama covering six days in the life of beleaguered Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov.
Oct 24, 2018
According to the film, truly courageous artists aren't necessarily the ones who tackle the state head-on, but rather the ones who stay true to themselves even when no one likes what they have to say.
Feb 22, 2018
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.
Feb 22, 2018
Evokes the pervasively banal paranoia of Leningrad under Brezhnev with a certain ease.
Feb 19, 2018
Maric, in his first lead role, exudes gentility with physical strength.
Feb 19, 2018
An evocative portrait of a stagnant era.
Feb 19, 2018
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.