Let’s go to the Russian woods and see how a movie is shot.
Life And Fate is an amazing novel created by a Soviet writer Vasily Grossman that criticizes Stalinism. The novel is accepted to be the best and most truthful piece of work about the World War II. It took 10 years to accomplish the novel that was withdrawn from the author by KGB officials when ready.
The author devoted the rest of his life to endless struggle for setting the masterpiece free. One copy that was managed to preserve in a magical way was published in Swiss in 1980. In Russia the novel saw the light in 1988. A Russian TV channel organized the shooting of a movie based on the novel called Life And Fate. The movie will describe the most dramatic event of the World War II – the Battle of Stalingrad.
The movie set embraced a dozen of cars left in the field with makeup rooms, and cameras. People in the picture are recording the background sounds.
The woman is applying mud to the clothes of an actor. It’s autumn and everything should look true to life.
Three tanks were available. They were also taken to the marsh to get some dirt and look natural.
How does the tank differ from the one used in 1942?
Talking to the director.