Where did you shoot the Island?
Some films for a long time sink in the heart. In them, everything is good: the actors' play, direction, plot, landscapes and scenery. It is to such films that the "Island" of Pavel Lungin belongs. It is thought out to the last detail.
The place to shoot was chosen incredibly long. After all, according to the idea of the director, it must be original and beautiful in its severity place. After several expeditions of the crew, it was found in Karelia on the shore of the White Sea. The urban settlement, in which the events unfold, is called Rabocheostrovsk. It is quite small: 20 streets and 2 lanes - and very picturesque.
Its present name was given to the settlement in 1933year. He is indebted to them for the sawmill, on which all the inhabitants of the village worked. People came here for the season, earn a little, but stayed for a long time. But the history of the village itself is a bit longer. People lived here long before that. When the Camp was organized in Solovki in 1923, Popov Island (as it was called before) became a transit point for prisoners, for which the people called it "Quay to the Other World" or "The Antechamber of Hell".
And although from 1936 the village stoppedused for such purposes, its grim past has preserved evidence: a half-submerged barge for the transport of prisoners, a dilapidated lagoon and a preserved prison building.
The director tried to minimize the shootingfilm infrastructure and lifestyle of the village. The current navigation tower was converted into a bell tower. Several superstructures and one of the barracks were turned into a church. On the seashore, pavilions were built for filming. Here, however, and all the alterations.
Only two scenes from the film were shot elsewhere: for the ride of Nastya and Tikhon, the Moscow Rigas station was chosen on the train, and for the military filming - the Volga.
Everyone can visit the village and take a walkon the places where the film "Island" was shot. After the shooting, it was decided not to disassemble the scenery, so the "church" and "bell tower" remained standing in their places. Local resident Victor took advantage of the situation and settled in the church under the name of Father Varsonofia. He happily conducts excursions, showing tourists the coffin of his father Anatoly, the altar created for the filming. And at the same time he looks after the order. Many tourists believe the stories of the alleged holy father and leave him money to maintain the same imaginary church. A real church is called Solovetsky Compound. It consists of three lovely wooden chapels.
In solar time from a gloomy atmosphereRabocheostrovsk does not leave a trace. Therefore, if you want to feel the mood of the film, come here in cloudy weather. The sky overhead and the piercing wind will create the right atmosphere.
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