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by Natalia Meshchaninova


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

international title: Core of the World
original title: Serdtse mira
country: Russia, Lithuania
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Natalia Meshchaninova
film run: 120'
screenplay: Natalia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov, Stepan Devonin
cast: Stepan Devonin, Dmitry Podnozov, Yana Sekste, Vita Ovodkov, Ekaterina Vasilieva, Evgeny Syty
cinematography by: Evgeny Tsvetkov
film editing: Dasha Danilova
art director: Kirill Shuvalov
producer: Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
production: Just A Moment, CTB Film Company (RU)
backing: Ministry of Culture of Russia (RU), Lithuanian Film Foundation (LT)

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