– The film “Dovlatov” by Alexei German Jr. became the first picture at the Berlinale, which critics met with applause, reports the correspondent of “Interfax”.
The world premiere is included in the main competition of the 68th edition of the Berlinale, will take place on Saturday evening at the main stage of the festival Palast, but a press screening for journalists was held in the afternoon. Critics from around the world praised the Russian pattern, including humor and funny situations.
Earlier in the festival competition program was shown the cartoon “the Isle of dogs” West Anderson, “the Heiress” Marcelo Martinessi, “Girl” Brothers Zellner, “eve” benoît Jacquot with Isabelle Huppert and Gasparov-Ulliel in the lead roles. These paintings were met with more restraint.
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The picture of the “iron curtain” tells the story of a few days in the life of the writer Sergei Dovlatov in Leningrad in November 1971. The film describes the events that occurred almost a year before the departure of the writer in Tallinn shortly before the exile of his friend, the future Nobel prize laureate, Joseph Brodsky.
In the film, the Director shows theatrical and literary life of Leningrad film Studio “Lenfilm”, HDH, collision with crime, poetry reading and more.
Herman Jr. previously told “Interfax” that the writer’s widow Elena Dovlatov and daughter Catherine knew about the project from the beginning. They came to the shooting and approved the painting. “We consulted with them. We had a mutual creative process,” – said the Director of the film Herman Jr.
Role in the film played by Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Elena Lyadova, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Anton Shagin and Arthur Beschastny.
As previously stated, one of the producers of the picture, the General Director “the First channel” Konstantin Ernst, the film will be shown at “First” but soon.
In Russia the film will be released in 1-4 March. Also on 1 March, the film will be shown in Estonia, it has already sold into several foreign countries. China is considering the option of rolled tape.