Filming the Unfilmable

Casper Wrede's 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich'

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Filming the Unfilmable
Casper Wrede's 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich'

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About the book


In this amply illustrated book, Hellman and Rogachevskii tell the fascinating story behind the screen adaptation of one of the most impactful novels of all times. Despite its huge global success, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn refused all offers to have his One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich turned into a movie for many years for artistic reasons. It took the full resolve and commitment of the Finnish director Caspar Wrede to bring this challenging project to fruition, eight years after the novel had been published. This second, expanded edition of Filming the 'Unfilmable' offers an all-encompassing account of the movie's production, reception and impact. Filled with little-known facts, it also gives unique and valuable insights into Solzhenitsyn's complex relationship with the art of filmmaking.
The author

About the author

Dr Ben Hellman is a Lecturer at the University of Helsinki. He is the author of Fairy Tales and True Stories: The History of Russian Literature for Children and Young People (1574-2010) (Brill 2013).
Dr Andrei Rogachevskii is the Russian Programme Director at the University of Glasgow.


"This study is a labour of love for Russian literature scholars Ben Hellman and Andrei Rogachevskii. Chock-full of fascinating and often witty footnotes, the main text provides a thorough account of the film's production." The Scotland-Russia Forum Review

Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Ben Hellman, Andrei Rogachevskii
Editor Andreas Umland
Number of pages 260
Language English
Publication date Feb 1, 2014
Weight (kg) 0.3530
ISBN-13 9783838200446