Acclaimed upon it’s premiere at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of the brilliant, ironic writer Sergei Dovlatov, who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Together with his friend and poet Joseph Brodsky, he fought to preserve his own talent and integrity while seeing their artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed state machinery, which they would later escape by emigrating to New York, losing all they had back home.