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VR-film about Catherine the Great shot in Peterhof

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VR-film about Catherine the Great shot in Peterhof


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The shooting of a film about the Russian empress Catherine the Second has begun at the Peterhof Museum-Reserve, the Piter.TV channel reports. The film is shot in VR format, the project is being implemented by the museum with the participation of Gazprom and two video studios.

The museum calls the film a time travel following the traces of the young empress. The plot covers episodes unknown to the general public from the life of Catherine the Great. Diaries, letters, and memoirs that have been preserved to this day were used while creating the script. These materials made it possible to follow the development of personality and the evolution of political preferences of the Russian empress. The film will be given additional historical authenticity by real palace interiors.

The main roles are played by Ekaterina Guseva and Dmitry Vorobyov, as well as actors Zhanna Kupriyanova, Irina Morozova, Oleg Usenko. The premiere of the film is scheduled for November. It will be included in the program of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Then the feature will be shown on the territory of the museum-reserve.

Russkiy Mir reported that the Hulu streaming service presented the Great series, which tells about the life of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great and her husband Peter the Third. Elle Fanning plays the empress, while Nicholas Holt portrayed Peter the Third.

The filmmakers decided to do everything so that the Western audience would not get bored. They did not hide the fact that they were not going to make a gloomy biographical film, which was true to the history. They sought to make an entertaining show.

Last year, HBO released Catherine the Great miniseries. In the series, Catherine is called the monarch and politician who changed the place of the Russian Empire in the world in the eighteenth century.

The main role in the four-part series is played by the famous British actress with Russian roots Helen Mirren. The series about Catherine the Great became a large-scale and expensive project with a star cast of actors, spectacular scenery and costumes, as well as the shooting in nature and a large number of extras. The authors call Catherine II “the most powerful female monarch in history”, as well as a strong-willed, independent and brilliant intellectual. 

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