Aleksej German / RU, PL, RS, 2018 / 126 min.
Aleksei German Jr. used magnificent scenes and long tracking shots to evoke the world of the Russian-Jewish author Sergei Dovlatov (1941-1990), who was unable to get his brilliant and ironic texts published in Brezhnev’s Soviet Union. The tragicomic portrait of rebellion and accommodation also highlights an era of destructive stagnation.
RU, PL, RS
Russian, Spanish, Finnish
The films featured in Eye’s Previously Unreleased programme were screened at major national and international festivals, but were never released to Dutch cinemas. Every summer, Eye brings a choice of films previously selected for international festivals to Dutch film audiences to redress the balance.