Director - Aleksei German Jr.
Script - Aleksei German Jr.
Camera - Łukasz Żal
With - Milan Maric, Helena Sujecka, Danila Kozlovsky, Artur Beschastniy, Anton Shagin
Producers - Andrey Savelyev (SAGa films), Artem Vasilyev (Metrafilms), Konstantin Ernst (First Channel)
Co-producers - Message film (Poland), Art&Popcorn (Serbia) with the support of Eurimages; Dariusz Jabłoński, Isabella Wojcik, Wioleta Kaminska (Poland), Miroslav Mogorovich (Serbia)
Production - SAGa films, Metrafilms and First Channel (Russia)
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.
Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant 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.


SILVER Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution and Morgenpost Readers' Award Berlin '18 – Official Competition