We'll stop by the Priutino Estate early in the morning. In the winter-spring of 2012 there was shooting of the series "Vasilisa" with Svetlana Khodchenkova in the title role. The main character of the film, Vasilisa Kozhina, is a real face. A peasant woman from the Smolensk Province led a partisan movement during the war with Napoleon. "Partisan camp" for the film was built in a dense spruce forest near Toksovo. Well, the interiors of the manor Priyutino came in handy to recreate the noble life of the early XIX century to the smallest detail. The estate is very beautiful, surrounded by an ancient park with centuries-old trees. Today there is a literary and art museum in the building, the collections of which deserve all praise. *" The estate is open from 10:00 to 5:30. Monday and Tuesday are days off; the last Friday of each month is a health day.
Two-part film of 1960 "Baltic Sky" has collected many famous names: Rolan Bykov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Mikhail Kozakov. The road of life is shown in it so authentic that it seems as if all this documentary footage. Let me remind you that Osinovetskiy lighthouse served as an important landmark on the Road of Life during the Siege of Leningrad. The lighthouse took part in the shooting of the military drama: the film crew was lucky to climb the 73-meter height already in peacetime. The lighthouse is near the Road of Life museum and you can get very close, almost close to it. But, alas, at the moment it is possible to admire it only from the outside.
We'll have lunch at the Porto Bar Cafe. The cooks of fish dishes are especially good at lunch, and the beautiful view from the window deserves separate applause.
Many films were made in Schlisselburg, which is quite natural. So, in 2001 Sergey Bodrov chose this place to create his film "Sisters" with a young Oksana Akinshina. In the '70s, the comedy "Marriage" was filmed here. In March there was no more snow, and it was made of foam for filming. The film shows, in particular, the city police department. The main role in the film was played by Eugene Leonov, who loved to drink beer between shootings in the Gostiny Dvor. Some episodes of the mini-series Peter the First. The Testament" (2011) was filmed in the fortress "Peanut". The series tells the story of the last two years of Peter the Great. The Emperor was played by Alexander Baluev, as well as in the film appeared native Leningrad Boyarsky.
The crime drama "Cargo 200" (2007) by Alexey Balabanov shocked the whole country. Part of the filming took place in New Ladoga. I'm sure you remember the scenes of a disco in a dilapidated church building with a huge self-made inscription "Club". By the way, young people from Novaya Ladoga and Volkhov took part in the mass-up.
In Volhov, Alexei Uchitel was filming his drama "Space as a presentiment." (2005). The action of the film unfolds in the late 1950s. The director has chosen a good place - according to him, Volkhov has not changed much since then. "The gloomy industrial landscape of the plant here successfully echoes the industrial power and soullessness of the state. The old Soviet dining room, carousel and attraction, hostel and bicycles", remembers the teacher. Well, we will look at the Volkhov from the other side: chic river landscapes, hilly shores and very nice people.
For dinner we will stop by the restaurant "Black Cuttlefish" in Kirish. Weddings and corporate parties are often celebrated here, but with a high degree of probability you will get a table. In the menu there is a good "solyanka": Italian cuisine, traditional Russian dishes, shashlik and fresh salads.
At the entrance to Kirishi you must have noticed the endless factory buildings. This is the largest oil refinery in the European part of Russia. And this is also the place of shooting the Soviet film "Seven Brides of Efreytor Zbruev" (1971) - the company has just been put into operation. Here they filmed the Russian-American drama "White Swan" (2010), the main role in which he played - attention! - Christian Slater. The plant was given to the film directors for two days absolutely free.