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Core of the World

Director: Natalia Meshchaninova
RU, LT 2018120 min. 0 sec.
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 building next to the house of the facility’s master. Since 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. Natalia Meshchaninova’s subtle and steady approach in “Core of the World” signals a director with a deep understanding of human desires and behaviours. The authenticity and naturalism of her camera bring viewers closer to what lurks just beneath the surface of propriety and societal expectation.

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DOP: Evgeny Tsvetkov
Original language: ruSubtitles: enTranslation in headphones: lv