BERLINALE 2018: DOVLATOV BY ALEKSEI GERMAN JR.
By Aldo Padilla
Being a non-recognized artist in one’s time is something that has been dragged as a curse for the most part of many transgressive creators in their times. Many circumstances are fruit of a political or repressive context, but most of the time this is related to the incomprehension of editors, critics and public in general. Sergei Dovlatov is one of those figures that only in the exterior could be really appreciated in the nineties. This and his early death mythicized even more his image.