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Stareyaya Russian film studio celebrates anniversary

April 30 2008

Russia's oldest film studio "thumbnail" April 30 marks 90 years, said the press officer of the studio. The history goes back to the studio in 1908, when the prospect Kamennoostrovsky engineer Vladislav Karpinsky founded one of the first film studio in St. Petersburg called "Omnium-movie." Then there were recorded, mainly films and newsreels of species that are willing to buy car rental companies of the city.

During the 1917 Revolution Studios property was seized, and in 1918 the Petrograd kinokomitet made the first Soviet film "seal", which is considered the starting point of the existence of the studios.

In the entire history at Lenfilm was shot about 1,500 films, many of whom entered the history of world cinema. Among the most famous pictures taken at Lenfilm - "Baltic Deputy" and "Peter", "Rumyantsev Case" and "Lady with the Dog," "Hamlet" and "King Lear", "Wedding in Malinovka" and "Man- Amphibian, "" Old Hottabych, "" Cinderella, "" Head of Chukotka, "" The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, "" Love at their own will, "" Friends and years, "" Soliloquy, "" crystal, a car! " and others.

At various times, worked at the studio's largest master national cinema directors Grigory Kozintsev, Iosif Kheifets, Vladimir Petrov, Ilya Averbakh, Gleb Panfilov, Dinara Asanova, operators, Andrei Moskvin, Vyacheslav Gordanov, Dmitry Meshiev, Yuriy Veksler, artists Eugene Aeneas and Nikolai Suvorov.

In his paintings, "Lenfilm" were first heard dozens of popular songs by Shostakovich, Isaac Dunayevskiy Vasily Solovyov-Sedogo, Veniamin Basner, Andrei Petrov, who have spent decades singing people. At Lenfilm and starred foreign stars - Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Franco Nero, Michael Caine, Michele Placido, Greta Scacchi, Sophie Marceau. Recently there was a question about privatization "Lenfilm". Earlier this year the Russian government decided to suspend planned at this year's privatization of a major Russian film studios, according to RIA News .

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