In 2007, Nataliia Meshchaninova directed the documentary Herbarium, winner of first prize at Kinoteatr.DOC. In 2010, with Valeriya Gai Germanika and Ruslan Malikov, she directed the series Skhola (School ). The drama Kombinat ‘Nadezhda’ (The Hope Factory, 2014), her first feature, competed at Rotterdam Festival
and was acclaimed by Russian critics as the best debut of the year. In 2015, with the participation of Sergey Sentsov, she directed the series Krasnye braslety (The Red Bracelets ). Serdtse Mira (Core of the World ) is her second feature film..