Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #24. Aleksey German Jr.’s Dovlatov

Aleksey German Jr.’s Dovlatov

Dovlatov

Director: Aleksey German Jr.
Writer: Aleksey German Jr., Katherine Dovlatov

Since helping to complete his father’s posthumous opus Hard to Be a God, Russian director Aleksey German Jr. revealed his third feature, Under Electric Clouds in competition at Berlin in 2015 (where it won an award for cinematography). He’s just received another round of funding from Eurimages to support his latest project, Dovlatov, a film which explores four days in the life of cult Russian author Sergei Dovlatov in 1971, Leningrad. Collaborating with the author’s daughter Katherine, German is interested in capturing the particular scene of early 70s Leningrad. In May of 2015, German was still finishing up the script, while reports of filming preparation were reported from St. Petersburg in October.

Cast: NA

Production Co./Producer: NA

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) TBD (international).

Release Date: German’s first two films played at Venice, with his 2008 title Paper Soldier winning the Silver Lion. If German avoids any delays, we’re hoping post-production is completed in time for another turn on the Lido.

Nicholas Bell is a Los Angeles based film critic/journalist for IONCINEMA.com, covering film festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, AFI, as well as weekly film reviews. Nicholas is also a regular contributor to men's fashion periodical, MM Magazine. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (All About My Mother), Coen Bros. (No Country For Old Men), Dardenne Bros. (The Kid With a Bike), Haneke (The Piano Teacher), Hsiao-Hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon), Kar-wai (In The Mood For Love), Kiarostami (Close-Up), Lynch (Blue Velvet), Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Dogville), Zulawski (Possession), Carax (Mauvais Sang)

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