Magazine article Screen International

Alpha Violet Inks Deals on Russian Dissident Film 'Dovlatov' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Alpha Violet Inks Deals on Russian Dissident Film 'Dovlatov' (Exclusive)

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Sales for Leningrad-set pic ahead of Berlinale Competition premiere.

Eva Gerr, Milan Marić

French sales boutique Alpha Violet has unveiled first sales on Russian director Alexey German Jr’s drama Dovlatov ahead of its premiere in Berlin Competition on Saturday.

The picture has sold to China (Times Vision), Greece (Ama Films) and Estonia and Latvia (Estin Film).

Set against the backdrop of 1970s Leningrad, the feature tells the true story of popular Russian journalist and writer Sergei Dovlatov, whose works were banned by the Soviet authorities.

In other sales news, the company has also sold Argentine director Natalia Garagiola’s Patagonia-set drama Hunting Season to Spain and Portugal (Versus Entertainment), ex-Yugoslavia (Visionary Thinking) and China (Hishow Entertainment). …

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