THE WHALE FROM LORINO

POLISH TITLE: WIELORYB Z LORINO

Whale From Lorino is a film about the descendants of the oldest of Siberian tribes on the far away land of Chukotka. For them, the yearly hunt for the endangered whale is not only a tradition, but a necessity for surviving winter in a fragile place devastated by Soviet influence. The clash of two disappearing worlds; Chukchis civilisation and the universe of monumental and majestic whales in a story about the paradox of history and a harsh fight for survival.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
59'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Maciej Cuske
SCRIPT:
Maciej Cuske
DOP:
Artur Sienicki, Piotr Bernaś
EDITOR:
Katarzyna Orzechowska
MUSIC:
Michał Jacaszek
PRODUCTION:
Pokromski Studio

Maciej Cuske »

Born in 1972 in Bydgoszcz. He is a graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. He started as an amateur (What do you think about it, Gałuszko?, 12000 kilometres), during his studies he participated in the production of Silence (2003). The Cure (2004), Old Book Store (2005) and The Suburban Train (2007) were awarded at the Krakow Film Festival. He is also the author of documentaries: Ahoy (2006), Katyń. 60 Days on the Film Set (2007), In the Sky, on Earth (2007). An award winner at the festivals, among others, in Győr, Paris, Cieszyn, Łagów, Wrocław and Toruń.
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