The Book of the Sea

Russian Film Week


In the frigid waters off of Russia’s Bering Strait, Inuit and Chukchi hunters still seek out the giant sea mammals that sustained their people since time immemorial. Life meets myth as a new generation of hunters sets out to sea to hunt the whales, walruses, and seals that have tied them to these remote shores since the beginning of time.


The contemporary story of elders Alexander and Alexei blends seamlessly with that of “the woman who gave birth to a whale” and other ancient myths, told here in vivid animation, in this ongoing struggle for survival and preservation of a traditional lifestyle in one of the most remote places on earth.


A spectacular and visually impressive cinematic story about the vitality of the ancient Arctic culture.


BBFC rating
N/A
Year
2018
Running time
85 mins
Country
Russia
Director
Aleksei Vakhrushev

Book tickets

December 2nd

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