Core of the World

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    Core of the World

    Serdtse mira

    Directed by

    Lithuania, Russia

    2018

    124 min

    • Russian

    Drama

    Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema

    Egor is a 25-year-old vet on a rural farm which doubles as a hunting dog training center using domesticated foxes. Although he is a grown man, deep inside he is a wounded child who finds it easier to get along with animals 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. When animal rights activists invade this fragile microcosm, upsetting its delicate balance, Egor's world begins to crumble...

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Stepan Devonin
    Dmitriy Podnozov
    Jana Sekste
    Vitya Ovodkov
    Evgeniy Sytyy
    Ekaterina Vasilyeva
    Elena Papanova
    Screenplay
    Natalia Meshchaninova
    Cinematography
    Evgeniy Tsvetkov
    Editing
    Dasha Danilova
    Sales
    INDIE SALES
    Production
    SERGEY SELYANOV
    Production
    NATALIA DROZD
    Production
    DAGNE VILDZIUNAITE
    Nataliia Meshchaninova

    Nataliia Meshchaninova

    Russia

    In 2007, Nataliia Meshchaninova directed the documentary HERBARIUM, winner of first prize at Kinoteatr.DOC. In 2010, with Valeriya Gai Germanika and Ruslan Malikov, she directed the series SCHOOL. The drama KOMBINAT 'NADEZHDA' (2014), her first feature competed at Rotterdam Festival and was acclaimed by Russian critics as the best debut of the year. In 2015, with the participation of Sergey Sentsov, she directed the series THE RED BRACELETS. CORE OF THE WORLD is her second feature film.