April 27, 2018

KINOTAVR 2018: CTB Film Company films are in the main competition of the 29-th Kinotavr

Today at the press conference of the 29th Open Russian Film Festival «Kinotavr» the competition program and the jury have been announced.

We are pleased to announce that CTB Film Company’s films «Core of the World» by Natalia Meshchaninova and «The Story of an Appointment» by Avdotya Smirnova have been enrolled in the main competition.

Drama «Core of the World» will be released on September 27, 2018. «Nashe Kino» is the distributor.

The script for the picture was written by Natalia Meshchaninova in collaboration with Stepan Devonin and Boris Khlebnikov

The previous mutual work of Natalia Meshchaninova and Boris Khlebnikov «Arrhythmia» had its triumph at Kinotavr 2017 (The main prize of the Festival, Award for best actor and the prize of the audience), as well as was acknowledged by many other Russia’s and international film festivals and cinema awards. In distribution the film earned over 87 890 000 rubles.

The centre of the storyline of the new film by Natalia Meshchaninova is a young vet Egor, who is working at a training facility for hunting dogs in a remote region in the country. Foxes, deer, badgers form his life. He lives in a small building next to the owner’s house. He treats the animals, cleans the cages, oversees the helping hands, and greets clients and their dogs. He finds it much easier to be among animals than among people. He takes up any work trying to be closer to the facility’s owner Nikolai Ivanovich and his family: Egor wishes impossible – to become part of the family.

«The Story of an Appointment» is to be released on September 6. The Walt Disney Company Russia is the distributor.

«The Story of an Appointment» is a film about the choice each of the characters has to make. How easy it is sometimes to cross the line between good and evil, and how this line inevitably turns out to be the border between freedom and non-freedom, between life and death. This film is about how unalterable some minor deeds can be. And, of course, it is about collapsing of a human life into the juristic chasm, which mirrors the moral condition of the society.