Film

Core of the World

Release date: 27 September 2018

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama, Featured En

Director: Natalia Meshchaninova

Writer: Natalia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov, Stepan Devonin

Director of photography: Evgeny Tsvetkov

Producer: Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd; Co-producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė

Production: Russia, Lithuania

Production Companies: CTB Film Company, Just a Moment, with support from the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Lithuanian Film Foundation

Actors: Stepan Devonin, Dmitry Podnozov, Yana Sekste, Vita Ovodkov, Ekaterina Vasilieva, Evgeny Syty

Length: 120 min.

Colour: Colour

Egor is a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in a remote region of the country. Surrounded by foxes, deer, badgers, and dogs, he lives in a small building next to the house of the facility’s master. He treats the dogs, cleans the kennels, oversees the workers, and meets with clients and their dogs. It’s easier for him to get along with dogs than with people. Egor is willing to take on any job to get closer to the facility’s master and his near and dear. He wants the impossible — to become a member of that family.

Press release: download PDF

Festivals and Awards:
2018 Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival: Grand Prix; Prize of the Russian Guild of Film Scholars and Critics; Best Actor (Stepan Devonin)
2018 Strelka Film Festival by Okko: opening film
2018 San Sebastian Film Festival: New Directors section
2018  Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): Contemporary World Cinema programme

Trailer

Stills

Film Shoot

Premiere: Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival

Strelka Film Festival by Okko

Core of the World

Egor is a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in a remote region of the country. Surrounded by foxes, deer, badgers, and dogs, he lives in a small building next to the house of the facility’s master. He treats the dogs, cleans the kennels, oversees the workers, and meets with clients and their dogs. It’s easier for him to get along with dogs than with people. Egor is willing to take on any job to get closer to the facility’s master and his near and dear. He wants the impossible — to become a member of that family.

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