DOVLATOV

by Aleksey German
DOVLATOV - DOVLATOV

Informations

Nation: Russia

Year: 2018

Length: 126'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

German recounts six days in the life of the brilliant and ironical author Sergei Dovlatov, who stands out for his ability to see well beyond the strict limits of Soviet Russia during the 1970s. Along with his friend, the poet Joseph Brodsky, Dovlatov fought to preserve his talent and integrity in a cultural and social context in which his friends and artist colleagues were crushed by the indestructible will of the State-run machine. A context which both he and Brodsky would soon leave behind to flee to America, losing everything they possessed in the process.

Director

Alexey German Jr.

Alexey  German Jr.

Aleksej German Jr. (Moscow, 1976), the son of the famous Russian director Alexey German, studied at the State Academy of Theatre Arts in Saint Petersburg (SPGATI), and earned his degree in filmmaking at the State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. Before Under Electric Clouds, Venice has presented all of his films: The Last Train (2003) won the Special Mention in the Nuovi Territori section; Garpastum was selected in competition, and in 2008 Paper Soldier won the Silver Lion for Best Director and the Osella for Best Cinematography. In 2009 he participated in the Orizzonti section, with episode Kim in the anthology film Crush.

Filmography:
Znamya (Banner, cm, 1998), Bolshoje Osenneje Pole (Big Autumn Field, 1999), Durachki (Fools, 2001), Posledniy poezd (The Last Train, 2003), Garpastum (2005), Bumaznyj soldat (Paper Soldier, 2008), Korotkoye Zamykanie (Crush, ep. Kim, 2009), From Tokyo (cm, 2011), Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds, 2015), Dovlatov (Dovlatov - I libri invisibili, 2018)

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Aleksej German Jr.
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Aleksej German Jr., Yulia Tupikina
fotografia/cinematography
Łukasz Żal
montaggio/film editing
Sergej Ivanov, Darja Gladysheva
scenografia, costumi/production design, costume design
Elena Okopnaya
suono/sound
Ivan Gusakov
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Milan Marić (Sergej Dovlatov), Danila Kozlovskij (David), Helena Sujecka (Elena Dovlatova), Artur Beschastnij (Iosif Brodskij), Elena Lyadova (la giovane editrice/young editor), Anton Shagin (Anton Kuznetsov), Svetlana Khodchenkova (l’attrice/actress)
produttori/producers
Andrej Savelyev, Artem Vasilyev, Konstantin Ernst

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contatti/contacts
Satine Film
Claudia Bedogni
[email protected]
www.satinefilmdistribuzione.com

Director statement

“I began reading the works of Dovlatov very late, when I was about twenty-six or twenty-seven years old, but from that moment on, I read them one after another, completely submerging myself in the author. Already back then I began to think about making a movie about him but, for roughly fifteen years, I continued to wonder how to make it: Dovlatov is without a doubt one of the symbols of the last twenty-five years of the 20th century.”

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German recounts six days in the life of the brilliant and ironical author Sergei Dovlatov, who stands out for his ability to see well beyond the strict limits of Soviet Russia during the 1970s. Along with his friend, the poet Joseph Brodsky, Dovlatov fought to preserve his talent and integrity in a cultural and social context in which his friends and artist colleagues were crushed by the indestructible will of the State-run machine. A context which both he and Brodsky would soon leave behind to flee to America, losing everything they possessed in the process.

Director All about direction

Alexey German Jr.

Alexey  German Jr.

Aleksej German Jr. (Moscow, 1976), the son of the famous Russian director Alexey German, studied at the State Academy of Theatre Arts in Saint Petersburg (SPGATI), and earned his degree in filmmaking at the State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. Before Under Electric Clouds, Venice has presented all of his films: The Last Train (2003) won the Special Mention in the Nuovi Territori section; Garpastum was selected in competition, and in 2008 Paper Soldier won the Silver Lion for Best Director and the Osella for Best Cinematography. In 2009 he participated in the Orizzonti section, with episode Kim in the anthology film Crush.

Filmography:
Znamya (Banner, cm, 1998), Bolshoje Osenneje Pole (Big Autumn Field, 1999), Durachki (Fools, 2001), Posledniy poezd (The Last Train, 2003), Garpastum (2005), Bumaznyj soldat (Paper Soldier, 2008), Korotkoye Zamykanie (Crush, ep. Kim, 2009), From Tokyo (cm, 2011), Pod electricheskimi oblakami (Under Electric Clouds, 2015), Dovlatov (Dovlatov - I libri invisibili, 2018)

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Aleksej German Jr.
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Aleksej German Jr., Yulia Tupikina
fotografia/cinematography
Łukasz Żal
montaggio/film editing
Sergej Ivanov, Darja Gladysheva
scenografia, costumi/production design, costume design
Elena Okopnaya
suono/sound
Ivan Gusakov
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Milan Marić (Sergej Dovlatov), Danila Kozlovskij (David), Helena Sujecka (Elena Dovlatova), Artur Beschastnij (Iosif Brodskij), Elena Lyadova (la giovane editrice/young editor), Anton Shagin (Anton Kuznetsov), Svetlana Khodchenkova (l’attrice/actress)
produttori/producers
Andrej Savelyev, Artem Vasilyev, Konstantin Ernst

**
contatti/contacts
Satine Film
Claudia Bedogni
[email protected]
www.satinefilmdistribuzione.com

Director statement Read more

“I began reading the works of Dovlatov very late, when I was about twenty-six or twenty-seven years old, but from that moment on, I read them one after another, completely submerging myself in the author. Already back then I began to think about making a movie about him but, for roughly fifteen years, I continued to wonder how to make it: Dovlatov is without a doubt one of the symbols of the last twenty-five years of the 20th century.”