A long relationship plays out in a world of light and dark among the upper classes of Paraguay. Director/writer Marcelo Martinessi talks about his Berlinale prize-winning film.
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The past is a dream in this bittersweet tale of a writer adrift in Brezhnev’s USSR. An elegiac journey into a luminously hazy Leningrad, Aleksey German Jr’s new film “Dovlatov” follows the life of the now celebrated writer Sergei Dovlatov over six days in 1971, as he struggles to get published. KinoSelect Editors Victoria Naumova and Nadia Bee met “Dovlatov”‘s director over tea, and discussed the writer’s journey.
An unsettling love affair takes a disconcerting turn in Joanna Hogg’s tale of youthful innocence derailed.
It’s a time of change for the Berlinale, with more women filmmakers included and new festival co-directors getting ready to take up the baton in time for Berlinale 2020.
How wonderful it is to be led up the garden path towards the Mongolian steppes, and into a story that will finish in unexpected ways.