KITOBOY

Russia, Poland, Belgium

Synopsis

Leshka lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait, like most men in his village, he is a whale hunter. As internet recently arrived in the village, he encounters a beautiful girl on a webcam site. He is now determined to find the camgirl in the real world, where a crazy journey awaits him.

Director's Biography

Philipp Yuryev was born on 15 January 1990 in Moscow. Even with no prior film experience, he was accepted to the Russian State University of Cinematography. His thesis film, THE SONG OF THE MECHANICAL FISH, was selected for the short film competition programme at Sundance (2013) and in Clermont-Ferrand (2012).

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - THE WHALER BOY
2013 - THE SONG OF THE MECHANICAL FISH, short
2010 - THE MODIFIED LANDSCAPE, short
2008 - THE MORNING WITH DIFFERENT EYES
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Philipp Yuryev

Written by: Philipp Yuryev

Produced by: Aleksey Uchitel, Radoslawa Bardes, Marion Hansel

Cinematography: Mikhail Kursevich, Yakov Mironchev

Editing: Karolina Maciejewska , Alexander Krylov, Philipp Yuryev

Production Design: George Kolotyygin

Costume Design: Boris Kukolkin

Make-Up & Hair: Lana Kaun

Original Score: Krzysztof A. Janczak

Sound: Vasiliy Krasnovskiy

Main Cast: Vladimir Onokhov (Leshka), Vladimir Lyubimtsev (Kolyan), Kristina Asmus (Girl from America)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021