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VENISE 2020 Giornate degli Autori

EXCLUSIF : Bande annonce de The Whaler Boy, au programme aux Giornate degli Autori


- Le premier film du réalisateur russe Philipp Yuryev sera présenté en première mondiale en compétition aux 17es Giornate degli Autori de Venise

EXCLUSIF : Bande annonce de The Whaler Boy, au programme aux Giornate degli Autori
The Whaler Boy de Philipp Yuryev

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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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, 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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