Friday, October 26 - Thursday, November 1, 2018

DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of the brilliant, ironic writer Sergei Dovlatov, who pushed far beyond the rigid limits of sanctioned literary expression in ’70s Soviet Russia. While artists around him are being crushed by the relentless machinery of the state, Dovlatov struggles to preserve his own talent and integrity, even as his personal life faces a crisis.

Official selection: Berlin International Film Festival

“[A] visually enthralling tribute to one artist’s refusal to conform.” – Variety

  • Country Russia/Poland/Serbia
  • Language In Russian, Spanish, and Finnish with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 126 minutes
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Aleksey German Jr.
  • Writer Aleksey German Jr., Yulia Tupikina
  • Editor Daria Gladysheva, Sergey Ivanov
  • Cinematographer Lukasz Zal
  • Cast Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and as well as through general internet searches.