3 Important Facts Before Visiting the Historic Mosfilm Studio in Moscow!

3 Important Facts Before Visiting the Historic Mosfilm Studio in Moscow!
10 December 2014

1.One of the Oldest Film Studios in Europe

Mosfilm Studios located in Moscow has played host to the production of some of the most significant cinematic works in history. The Soviet Union pioneered the art of filmmaking in it’s earliest days, and Mosfilm is actually the oldest film studio not only in Russia, but in all of Europe. The studio produced films by great minds like Sergei Eisenstein, considered the father of modern montage technique, Andrei Tarkovsky, one of the greatest science fiction directors to ever live, and even renowned Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. The importance of Mosfilm to the history of cinema is impossible to overstate, and if you’re in Moscow, you can take a tour of this incredible location!

2. Serious Production Site

Mosfilm remains one of the world’s largest and most prolific film studios, having produced over 2,500 films, many of which are world renowned as some of the finest examples of the art form. If you are a fan of cinema, or interested in the work that goes into producing a film, then Moscow holds a unique opportunity for you to explore one of the most significant film studios of all time. Different from Universal Studios in America, Mosfilm is less a theme park and much more a serious and in depth look at the production of film and the history of the art form.

3. Mosfilm Museum

The museum located on the studio houses props and other artifacts from some of the most significant films to ever emerge from the Soviet Union, as well as the opportunity to explore the sets from certain films such as the much revered wartime propaganda film Alexander Nevsky. For those of you interested in the production of film, the studio is also home to the actual camera on which Sergei Eisenstein shot Battleship Potemkin, widely regarded as one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of its time, and credited with popularizing the montage technique. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is available in English, Russian, and other languages, though costs for languages aside from Russian and English vary.

If you are interested in booking a tour, click here!

This post was brought to you by Ryan, currently studying Russian at Liden and Denz

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