The Light Thief
Director: Aktan Arym Kubat
Starring: Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov
Kyrgyzstan/France/Netherlands/Germany, 2010, 1 hour 20 minutes, subtitles
The charming, heart-warming story of the kindly Mr Light, the village electrician who gets into trouble for illegally connecting up people who can’t pay their bills and dreams of a wind farm that will revitalise his village. When Bezkat, an opportunistic politician, wants to sell the villagers’ land to the Chinese, Mr Light makes it his mission to illuminate the corruption he witnesses. Set in the mountainous beauty of rural Kyrgyzstan, this warm, witty, visually ravishing political allegory emphasises the beauty of the land and the appeal of the villagers’ simple lives.
|Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea||2011-03-15||18:00:00||Buy Tickets|
|Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff||2011-03-08||20:30:00||Buy Tickets|