"The Reserve" festival dedicated to Sergey Dovlatov to open in Pskov

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According to the organizers, the festival will unite literature, theater, contemporary art and independent films. It will be held in Pskov and Pushkinskiye Gory on 17-19 September.

"The Reserve" festival dedicated to Sergey Dovlatov and uniting all the genres of art opens in the city of Pskov on Thursday, the press service of the festival informs.

The first Sergey Dovlatov memorial house was founded in the Berezino village, Pskov Oblast, in 2014. The writer lived in the house in the summer of 1977 and worked as a guide at the State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin "Mikhailovskoye".

The festival will be held in Pskov and Pushkinskiye Gory on 17-19 September, 2015; the program will unite literature, theater, contemporary art and independent films.

Within the festival program, the films "Angels of the Universe" (2000) and "Mamma Gogo" (2010) by Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson will be shown and the public discussion with the director will take place. The Pskov Pushkin Academic Drama Theatre will show the premiere of the performance "Gorye". The play has been staged especially for the festival by director Yuri Kwiatkowski, playwright Valery Pecheykin and artists Alexey Tregubov and Maria Tregubova.

Literary scholar and Dovlatov’s friend Andrey Aryev will deliver a lecture entitled "Sergey Dovlatov: from age to age"; head of the Federal Press and Mass Communications Agency Mikhail Seslavinsky will tell about the books signed by Sergey Dovlatov in the antiquarian book market.

The guests of the festival will visit the State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin "Mikhailovskoye", where the winners of the festival literary contest will be awarded the prizes. Three best works were chosen out of more than one hundred submitted by the contestants. The jury of the literary contest was headed by writer Victor Yerofeyev.

The festival program includes the pre-premiere screening of the film "The End of a Beautiful Era" (2015) by Stanislav Govorukhin based on "The Compromise" by Dovlatov.

Text by RIA Novosti

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