BELGRADE: Alexey German Jr.’s Russian/Polish/Serbian coproduction Dovlatov, which was awarded the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2018 Berlinale, was sold by Alpha Violet to Netflix for English-speaking territories and to several other territories.
During the 2018 Berlinale, Alpha Violet closed deals for France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Taiwan, Brazil and Argentina. The film was previously sold to the Baltic States, China and Greece.
Negotiations with English-speaking territories, Scandinavia and Japan are currently underway.
Dovlatov was produced by the Russian companies SAGa film and Metrafilms, in association with Channel One Russia and with the participation of Russia’s Lenfilm film studio, Poland’s Message Film and Serbia’s Art & Popcorn Motion Picture Company. The film was supported by Eurimages, the Polish Film Institute and Film Center Serbia, as well as the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Russian Cinema Fund and the Government of Saint Petersburg.