Core of the World


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General Public:$15.00
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Film Info
Original Title:Serdtse mira
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Women Directors
Release Year:2018
Runtime:124 min
Festivals & Awards:Kinotavr 2018 - Grand Prix; Best Actor; Critics Award
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Indie Sales
Director:Nataliya Meshchaninova
Producer:Sergey Selyanov
Natalia Drozd
Cinematographer:Evgeniy Tsvetkov
Screenwriter:Nataliya Meshchaninova
Boris Khlebnikov
Stepan Devonin
Editor:Dasha Danilova
Principal Cast:Stepan Devonin
Yana Sekste
Filmography:Core of the World (2018)
The Red Bracelets (2015)
The Hope Factory (2014)
School (2010)
Herbarium (2007)


Exploring the primal need for belonging and acceptance, Core of the World is a sensitive and revelatory naturalistic drama from a remarkable new talent. It centers on Egor, a young man from a troubled background, who works as a vet at a training facility for hunting dogs in provincial Russia. For him, getting along with animals is much easier than dealing with humans. Luckily, in this primeval place, animals abound, and the family that he works for might offer a means to heal his emotional wounds. Director Meschaninova has a deep understanding of human desires and behaviors that she translates into resonant images.

Meschaninova co-wrote the script with her husband Stepan Devonin, the actor playing Egor, who, in real-life, trained as a vet before taking up filmmaking. Winner, Best Film, Best Actor, Sochi Film Festival.

Director Biography

Nataliya Meshchaninova

Born on February 17th, 1982 in Krasnodar, Russia, Nataliya Meshchaninova is known for her work as a director, cinematographer and screenwriter. Core of the World marks her latest feature-film.


"Filmically, this is a riveting, sometimes harrowing essay in realism" - Screen Daily