Kitoboy (The Whaler Boy)

Китобой
Everything changes for young Chukchi hunter Lyoshka when he becomes spellbound by a stunning girl ‘from the computer’. The protagonist’s crush on such a faraway image, the fair stranger’s blurred silhouette, prompts him to the most audacious act in his life.
2020, Russia, Poland, Belgium, 93 min., 16+
Director:
Philipp Yuryev
Cast:
Vladimir Onokhov, Kristina Asmus, Vladimir Lyubimtsev, Nikolay Tatato, Arieh Worthalter, Maria Chuprinskaia
Language:
Russian, English
Awards & Festivals
  • Venice Film Festival – GdA Director's Award, Special Mention: Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente Foundation Award
  • Sochi Open Russian Film Festival – Best Direction, Best Actor, Diploma of the Guild of Russian Film Scholars and Film Critics   
  • Toronto International Film Festival – participation
  • El Gouna Film Festival – participation

Currently on screen