Core of the world

Russia, 2018, 120 min.


Natalia Meshchaninova


Sergei Selianov,
Natalia Drozd


Natalia Meshchaninova, with participation of Boris Khlebnikov and Stepan Devonin

Rights Holder

Indie Sales

Rights Holder for Belarus

Nashe Kino, ART Corporation


Evgeni Tsvetkov


Stepan Devonin, Dmitri Podnozov, Jana Sekste, Vitya Ovodkov, Evgeni Sytyi


Film Company CTB, Just a Moment

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 owner. 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 owner and his near and dear. He wants the impossible – to become a member of that family.

2018 Kinotavr Open Russian FF (Russia) – Grand Prix; Best Actor (Stepan Devonin); Prize of the Daniil Dondurei Guild of Film Experts and Film Critics.
San Sebastian IFF – New Directors
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Natalia Meshchaninova

Natalia Meshchaninova was born in 1982 in Krasnodar. In 2005 she graduated from the Kuban State University of Culture and Arts with a degree in Cinema and TV Directing. Graduated from the school of documentary cinema "Real time-2" ANO "INTERNEWS" (class of Marina Razbezhkina and Nikolay Izvolov). Her debut full-length film THE HOPE FACTORY participated in the "Youth on the March" competition at the Minsk IFF "Listapad" in 2014. The director of the series "Red Bracelets" (with participation of Sergey Sentsov).

Selected filmography

2018 Сore of the World

2014 The Hope Factory