• Core of the World

    Directed by Natalia Meschaninova
    Russia | 124 minutes | World Cinema Now

A young man from a troubled background works as a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in provincial Russia in this beautiful, naturalistic film about the need for belonging and acceptance.


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film synopsis

Exploring the primal need for belonging and acceptance, Core of the World is a sensitive and revelatory naturalistic drama from a remarkable new talent. It centers on Egor, a young man from a troubled background, who works as a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in provincial Russia. For him, getting along with animals is much easier than dealing with humans. Luckily, in this primeval place, animals abound. And the family that he works for might become a means to heal his emotional wounds. Director Natalia Meshchaninova has a deep understanding of human desires and behaviors that she translates into resonant images. Meshchaninova co-wrote the script with husband Stepan Devonin, the actor playing Egor, who actually trained as a vet before taking up filmmaking.

film details

Original Language Title: Serdtse mira
Country: Russia
Year: 2018
Running Time: 124 minutes
Language: in Russian with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Natalia Meschaninova
Producers: Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd, Dagne Vildziunaite
Principal Cast: Stepan Devonin, Dmitriy Podnozov, Yana Sekste, Vitya Ovodkov, Evgeniy Sytyy, Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Elena Papanova
Cinematographers: Evgeniy Tsvetkov
Editor: Dasha Danilova
Music: Saulius Urbanavicius
Screenwriter: Natalia Meshchaninova
Primary Company: Indie Sales

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