Yes, it was a complicated project. Two directors, one Russian and myself – and I did not speak Russian. My future husband was one of the three camera operators on the project. The project included 200 Americans and 200 Soviets. There were eight of us on the film crew.
Most of the American crew were vegetarians and we ate together. Edis, a Lithuanian, also ate with us; it was unusual for a Soviet citizen to be a vegetarian. We spoke the language of film. Edis spoke a little English. I was able to keep the romance going because I went back to the Soviet Union to edit, and back again to show my American film.