DOVLATOV by Alexey German Jr.
(Russia/Poland/Serbia, 126 min., 2018, world premiere)
DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of ’70s Soviet Russia. Sergey Dovlatov and poet Joseph Brodsky, both of whom would emigrate to New York, fought to preserve his own talent and decency while watching their artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed state machinery.
Sat Feb 17, 9am Berlinale Palast
Sat Feb 17, 3pm Berlinale Palast
Sun Feb 18, 9.30 Friedrichstadt-Palast, 17:55 market screening, 21:30 Haus der Berliner Festspiele, 22:30 International
Thur Feb 22, 11:45, CinemaxX 10
Sun Feb 25, 17:15, Friedrichstadt-Palast