Kandalaksha and area offer a huge variety filming backdrops. Sea, ice, and snow is our main asset. Hills too. If you need decays and neglect that’s most definitely it. Hills and the sea make seasons co-exist. In early June it is spring by the sea but you can still find fields of snow in the hills. It Kandalaksha it is late fall in the middle of October but in Monchegorsk, 100km north, it will be deep winter. See Categories > Filmimg & photography and posts tagged Filming Locations.
A 4WD truck, with a camper in tow, complete with a driver with 30 years of accident-free record (something tells me a big one is coming), a qualified translator, and all-around fixer (Uncle Pasha himself in all of these roles), with secretarial support from the home office (usually provided by Alexandra) is available to filming crews and serious explorers of the area.
“In the winter of 1888, on the 5th (new style: 18th) of January, at about three in the morning, the residents of Kashkarantsy were awakened by a strange and terrifying noise of ice mountains of huge size moving onto their village from the sea, destroying barns, houses, and boats..”
Saw the same thing in its miniature version yesterday:
It’s just a few pictures of our walks around Kandalaksha during March.
Today we went to the “Nature Reserve Format” film festival in Kandalaksha. The best film shown, in the opinion of many, was “A Lake in the Sea”.
Just noticed that it is available on the Youtube with English subtitles, and am thus sharing it with you..
Opened yesterday at the Niva movie theatre in Kandalaksha, and expected to stay on well into 2017.
The author is the famous Boris Vakhmistrov, an avalanche expert from Kirovsk.
In his free time he flies around the Kola Peninsula on a deltaplane taking photos, and is one of the recognized photography masters here.
It has just been printed and is available for 650 roubles ($10) plus the cost of shipping. Images were provided by several local photographers while my mate Alexandra wrote the text. My own humble role was that of a translator.
For a preview of the calendar, with most of its photos, see alexandragor.livejournal.com/527238.html.
To order it contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Found on the VK page of Yura Nikitenko, a Kandalaksha photographer and rap singer.
Warning: the image of the place presented in the video somehow looks better than ground-level reality, where all the trash and tack and grot can’t be easily ignored. But with the end of the tourist season approaching I cannot miss this opportunity to promote tourism, even by somewhat misleading methods.