The Whaler Boy

Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Jan 21 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 22 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 22 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 23 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 23 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Jan 24 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Jan 25 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Jan 26 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Jan 27 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2020
Genre:Drama
Adventure
Production Country:Belgium
Poland
Russia
Original Langauge:English
Russian
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Philipp Yuryev
Cast:Vladimir Onokhov
Kristina Asmus
Vladimir Lyubimtsev
Nikolai Tatato
Arieh Worthalter

Description

15-year-old Leshka lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait. Like most men where he lives, he is a whale hunter. When internet arrives in the village, Leshka becomes infatuated with a webcam model from America - so far away and yet almost close enough to see across the waters of the Strait. Coming of age in the male-dominated whaling community, Leshka's encounter with this mysterious woman awakens in him a desire to find love outside of the confines of his tiny world. He becomes determined to meet her in real life, setting forth on a dangerous adventure across the raging waters of the sea. Featuring stunning photography of the dramatic landscape, and punctuated by off-kilter humor, "there’s an almost fable-like simplicity to this atmospheric coming of age story" (Screen Daily) about the division between two worlds.

"[A] brilliant premise for a movie and Yuryev delivers on that promise big time… visual poetry that will be hard to forget." Zhuo-Ning Su, Awards Daily