DVD, Digital Release: The Whaler Boy

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 15, 2022
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Film Movement

15-year-old Leshka (Vladimir Onokhov) 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.
Directed by Phlipp Yuryev, the coming-of-age drama-comedy features stunning photography of the dramatic landscape of the Bering Strait.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles, it won the Venice Days Director’s Award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Star Director’s Award at El Gouna and Best New Film at the 2021 Beijing Film Festival.
As a bonus feature, the DVD includes the short film Before the Typhoon Comes by director Chen Yun of China.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.