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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
The internet brings the outside world to an isolated Russian whaling village, where teenage Leshka falls under the spell of a viral vixen’s come-hither charms. Seeking to turn his fantasy into reality, he plots an escape to America. Vladimir Onokhov makes an arresting screen debut as Leshka, imbuing the boy with amiability, wistfulness, and growing frustration at the impossibility of his situation. In his first feature, writer/director Philipp Yuryev delivers an involving coming-of-age tale shot through with offbeat humor and surprising pathos.
Philipp Yuryev is a Russian writer and director who makes his feature debut with The Whaler Boy. He previously made a short film, The Song of the Mechanical Fish (2013).
Language Russian, English
Original Language Title Kitoboy
Director Philipp Yuryev
Producer Aleksey Uchitel
Executive Producer Elena Bystrova, Pavel Gorin
Writer Philipp Yuryev
Editor Alexandr Krylov, Karolina Maciejewska, Philipp Yuryev
Cinematographer Mikhail Khursevich, Yakov Mironichev
Music Krzysztof A. Janczak
Cast Vladimir Onokhov, Kristina Asmus, Vladimir Lyubimtsev