Aleksey German Jr. | 2018
The film shows several days from the life of a young and yet unknown writer Sergei Dovlatov in 1970s Leningrad, on the eve of his friend’s immigration, the future Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. Dovlatov like many other banned writers and artists in the USSR attempts to live a normal life: to write, to mend fences with his daughter, to get a job. Alas, each day it becomes more and more difficult.
In a series of life conflicts, intermittently funny and soul-piercing, we discover the life of an insightful, brilliant, ironic and very talented individual who is trying to preserve decency and talent in spite of the will of the state machinery.
Director: Aleksey German - Jr.
Director of photography: Lukasz Zal
Written by: Aleksey German - Jr, Yulia Tupikina
Production designer and costume designer: Elena Okopnaya
Cast: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Svetlana khodchenkova, Elena Lyadova, Anton Shagin, Artur Beschasty
Producers: Andrey Savelyev, Artem Vasilyev, Konstantin Ernst
Co-producers: Maxim Lojevsky, Rushan Nasibulin, Eduard Pichugin.
Producers (Poland): Dariusz Jabłoński Isabella Wojcik Wioleta Kaminska
Producer (Serbia) : Miroslav Mogorovich
Country: Russia, Poland, Serbia