The Whaler Boy

Directed by Philipp Yuryev
Philipp Yuryev
Film Movement
93 Minutes
Russia, Poland, Belgium
Russian, English
Coming of Age, Drama
Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Theatrical booking
Jimmy Weaver
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
Materials and print traffic
Jimmy Weaver
Press Inquiries
Michael Krause


Leshka, 15-year-old boy, lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait. Like most men in his village, he is a whale hunter. When internet arrives in the village, everything changes in his life. The appearance of an unusual girl on a webcam site fascinates him. The protagonist's state of being in love with an image so far away, the blurred silhouette of a beautiful stranger, leads him to the most courageous act in his life: to embark on a dangerous journey using nothing more than a tiny fishing boat through the raging waters of the Bering Strait towards an unfamiliar world in order to find his love.

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