Dau in Kharkiv

I have recently been reminded of the filming of Dau in Kharkiv, a city in Eastern Ukraine, back in 2011. "Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative control, he invaded a Ukrainian city, marshaled a cast of thousands and thousands, and constructed a totalitarian society in which the cameras are always rolling and the actors never go home," reads the lede from this GQ article.