“Core of the world” by Natalia Meshchaninova will be presented at New Directors competition of 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The festival is going to be held from 21 to 29 September 2018.
The film’s script was written by Natalia Meshchaninova together with Boris Khlebnikov and Stepan Devonin – the main role performer. The film also starred by Dmitry Podnozov (“The Icebreaker”), Yana Sekste (“Ottepel”), Vita Ovodkov, Ekaterina Vasilieva (“Guest from the future”, “Lev Tolstoy”), Evgeny Syty (“Arrhythmia”, “Gogol: the beginning”).
In the film’s plot centre is Egor – 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. It’s easier for him to get along with dogs than with people. In desperate need of a controlled environment after a violent past relationship with his mother, all he wants is to care for the animals and to feel part of the close-knit family he works for.
San Sebastian International Film Festival is an annual event, held since September 21, 1953. The festival takes place in Basque County in the city of Donostia-San-Sebastian. The festival is considered one of the largest cultural events in Spain by the public. It is going to be held the 66th time in 2018.
The film’s premiere was held in the framework of the main competition of the 29th Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr”. The film was awarded Grand Prix of the festival as well as the Best Male Actor award (Stepan Devonin).
“Core of the world” will be released on September 27, 2018.
ABOUT THE FILM
Country: Russia, Lithuania
Production: Russia (CTB Film Company), Lithuania (Just a moment) with support from the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Lithuanian Film Foundation, EURIMAGES
Producer: Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd
Co-producer: Dagne Vildziunaite
Director: Natalia Meshchaninova
Writer: Natalia Meshchaninova together with Boris Khlebnikov and Stepan Devonin
Director of photography: Evgeny Tsvetkov
Release date: September 27, 2018
Age limit: 18+
Actors: Stepan Devonin («The hope factory», «Shapito-Show»), Dmitry Podnozov («The Icebreaker»), Yana Sekste («Ottepel»), Vita Ovodkov, Ekaterina Vasilieva (“Guest from the future”, “Lev Tolstoy”), Evgeny Syty (“Arrhythmia”, “Gogol: the beginning”).