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VENICE 2020 Giornate degli Autori

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Giornate degli Autori title The Whaler Boy

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- The debut feature by Russian filmmaker Philipp Yuryev is world-premiering in competition in Venice's 17th Giornate degli Autori

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Giornate degli Autori title The Whaler Boy
The Whaler Boy by Philipp Yuryev

Leshka lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait, which is located between Chukotka and Alaska and divides Russia from America. He is a teenager, and like most men in his village, he is a whale hunter who leads a very uneventful life out at the far edge of the world. But the recent arrival of the internet in Leshka's village means the predominantly male population now gathers in a shed every evening to watch gorgeous girls thousands of kilometres away dance on the screen of a constantly buffering erotic webcam chat site. For most of the guys, it's just a bit of fun, but Leshka takes it seriously. He encounters a beautiful girl on the chat site and falls in love with her. Leshka's first love transforms him beyond recognition: he is now determined to find the camgirl in the real world, where a crazy journey awaits him.

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This is the plot of The Whaler Boy [+see also:
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, the debut feature by Russian filmmaker Philipp Yuryev, set to world-premiere in competition in the 17th Giornate degli Autori (2-12 September) in Venice.

The Whaler Boy was produced by Studio Produkcyjne Orka, with backing from the Polish Film Institute. The world sales are handled by French outfit Loco Films.

Check out our exclusive trailer below:

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