A cinematic journey into Russian history. Very soon the channel "Russia" will present a large-scale multi-project "Sofia". About the era in which filmmakers rarely look. During the reign of Ivan III, sovereign Grand Prince of all Rus', which United most of the Russian principalities into a single state.
The historical epic tells not only about the great deeds of the Emperor, but the woman who stood behind them - the wife of Ivan III, the Grand Duchess Sofia. The shooting of the series took place in Astrakhan, Nizhny Novgorod and even in Prague, and in Moscow for the film built a real king's chamber, in which a camera crew have been camped.
The number of Jordanian ambassadors in the Prince's Palace one of the turning points in the history of Russia. Ivan III refused to pay tribute and go to war with the Horde. Bloody battle will end with the deliverance from the Tatar-Mongol yoke, and it is only a small part of the story that will be told in a TV project "Sofia". On a Grand scale the series is a real professional challenge for the whole crew. Director Alexey Andrianov needs to fit in 10 episodes of 30 tumultuous years of the reign of Ivan III and his wife, the Byzantine Princess Sophia.
Serial film "Sofia" is the artistic interpretation of real historical facts. It will be a place for battles and weddings, construction of the Cathedral and of course the Palace intrigue. How actors Yevgeny Ivanov and Maria Andreeva similar in appearance to their characters while judging very difficult, but for the performers of these roles, the main thing is to feel and to show how strong and complex personalities was Ivan III and Princess Sophia. The main rule artists when creating scenery for Sofia - everything has to be handmade as it did in the fifteenth century. Vouches for the authenticity and costume shop. For the Prince and his entourage were sewn hundreds of original dresses. Heavy layered robes of brocade, embroidered in gold thread involuntarily force the actors to keep the shoulders and acquire a Regal bearing, and at the same time learn amazing things from the history of Russian costume.
A tribute to the modernity of the film "Sophia" gives only one. The creators have facilitated the speech of the characters, abandoned old Russian language otherwise the audience would need a translator. The ambitious project is ready to compete with world historical sagas. For this film, a fascinating plot, gorgeous visuals and a stellar cast. A win-win combination, which should help the modern viewer to approach the great past of Russia.