According to The New York Times, the director of the movie “Woland”, Mikhail Lokshin, complained of a lack of funds to complete the film’s post-production.
The publication published extensive material in which it analyzed the current realities of Russian cinema and talked about the criminal prosecution of Dmitry Glukhovsky, the departure of Kirill Serebrennikov from his country, the censorship and the impossibility of filmmakers to complete already filmed projects.
Among the latter was the film “Woland”, a free adaptation of the novel “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov. The budget for special effects, which must come from the state, has been reduced, and Universal, the original distributor of the tape, no longer operates in Russia.
According to director Mikhail Lokshin, the $15 million film turned out to be hostage to the situation. “We are now subject to some censorship in Russia and we cannot present our project abroad because it is from Russia. This is some kind of crazy situation, ”Lokshin complained.