The Whaler Boy

Philipp Yuryev · 2020 · Belgium, Poland, Russia
93min · DCP
Playing Jan 21 through Jan 27

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

Showtimes

Friday, Jan 21: 7:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 22: 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 23: 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Monday, Jan 24: 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 25: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Jan 26: 7:00 pm
Thursday, Jan 27: 7:00 pm