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 the 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 the 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. Read More »
The main character of the film is a Chukchi teenager who fell in love with an American girl from erotic video chat and decided to swim across the Bering Strait to meet her.
“The Whale Boy” is a Russian feature film directed by Philip Yuriev, released in 2020. Filmed in the village of Lorino, Chukotka region with the participation of real residents of the village. The two main roles were played by non-professional actors. Read More »