The oldest Russian film studio Lenfilm was created in Petrograd by the decision of the People’s Commissariat for Education on April 30, 1918. The first Soviet film “Sealing” the department shot in October, and among the screenwriters was the name of Anatoly Lunacharsky.
For the years of existence of the studio it was repeatedly renamed, since 1934 it is called “Lenfilm”. The studio brand with the image of the Bronze Horseman first appeared in 1965 in Vladimir Vengerov’s film The Working Village.
The brothers Vasilievs, Semyon Aranovich, Ilya Averbakh, Dinara Asanova, Iosif Kheifits are far from the complete list of the filmmakers who gave some parts of their life to the walls on Malaya Posadskaya. On “Lenfilm” continue to create Alex Herman, Alexander Sokurov, Vitaly Melnikov, Igor Maslennikov, Alexander Rogozhkin.
The film studio has always produced high-quality films, which were encouraged by various awards at domestic and foreign film festivals.
For the last 20 years, the studio was directed by: VE Aksenov, AA Golutva, VA Sergeev, AB Zertsalov. Since August 28, 2007, the Lenfilm studio has been run by VN Telnov.
The most famous films of the studio are Hamlet, Cinderella, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, My Friend Ivan Lapshin, Features of National Hunting, Schizophrenia, Poor Poor Pavel, Italian. These films are known to everyone … Lenfilm can also be called a small homeland of Russian TV series: it was here in the mid-90s that the first Russian multi-part film, Streets of Broken Lights, was filmed.
In the middle of 2007, Lenfilm became a victim of intrigue. Privatization, which in a moment could decide the fate of the oldest film studio, in January 2008 was postponed indefinitely. Let’s hope that the Lenfilm studio will gain momentum, and will please viewers with exceptionally high-quality films, as it was before …