by Alexey German Jr.



DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia.

Sergei Dovlatov fought preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his Soviet artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.


Russia /Poland/Serbia – 2018 – HD -1:2.39 – 5.1 –  126 ‘- Russian

Produced by

SAGa films, Metrafilms and First Channel (Russia)

Co-produced by

Message film (Poland), Art&Popcorn (Serbia) with the support of Eurimages


Milan MARIC (Sergei Dovlatov)

Helena SUJECKA (Elena Dovlatova)

Danila KOZLOVSKY (David)

Artur BESCHASTNY (Joseph Brodsky)

Anton SHAGIN (Anton Kuznetsov)


Cinematographer – Lukasz ZAL
Editor –  Sergey IVANOV & Darya GLADYSHEVA
Sound Design – Ivan GUSAKOV
Production Design – Elena OKOPNAYA
Costumes – Elena OKOPNAYA

Filmography (Feature Lenghts)

Under Electric Clouds (2015) – 65th Berlinale Film Festival – Competition – Silver Bear Award for Oustanding Artistic Contribution

Crush (segment “Kim”) (2009)

Paper Soldier (2008) – 65th Venice Film Festival – Silver Lion for Best Director & Best Cinematography

Garpastum (2005) – 62th Venice Film Festival – Competition – Nika Award for Best Director

The Last Train (2003) –  60th Venice Film Festival – Best First Feature Film Award

Berlinale Competition

Markets and Festivals

Berlinale 2018