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Film Screening. Core of the World
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Please join us for a screening of Core of the World (2018) by Natalia Meschaninova, the second film in the Fall 2022 Harriman Film Series Warning Signs. In the remote Russian countryside, Egor works as a veterinarian at a training center for hunting dogs. Raised and then abandoned by his alcoholic mother, he explores the need for belonging and acceptance. Struggling to escape from the troubled past, Egor feels safer among animals than humans. When he is brought a wounded dog by his boss, Egor commits to curing her, despite his boss’s objections. A Russian-Lithuanian co-production, Core of the World (2018) was well-received at international film festivals and awarded a Grand Prix at Kinotavr. Moderated by Mark Lipovetsky and Tanya Efremova.



Core of the World (2018) Trailer