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Kyrgyz Cinema
The light thief
The light thief
 

 
Director
Aktan Arym Kubat
Genre: 
feature full-length film
Director of photographer: 
Hasan Kydyraliev
Editor: 
Petar Markovich
Production designer
Talgat Asyrankulov
Photographer: 
Artur Boljurov
Scriptwriter: 
Aktan Arym Kubat, Talip Ibraimov
Sound: Bakyt Niyazaliev
Make-up artist: Tolkyn Asylbekova
Costumes: Inara Abdieva
Producer: 
Altynai Koichumanova, Thanassis Karathanos, Karl Baumgartner, Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Denis Vaslin
Line producer: 
Gulmira Kerimova
Actors (main roles): 
Aktan Arym Kubat, Taalaikan Abazova, Askat Sulaimanov, Asan Amanov, Stanbek Toychubaev  
Budjet
 
Shooting
from March 2009
Length: 
80 min
Release
April 2010
Synopsis: 
A funny and touching portrait of small-town politics in a rapidly globalizing world that follows Svet-ake, an electrician in a small Kyrgyz village who has been stealing electricity to help the impoverished local residents. When Bekzat, a wealthy land developer and former villager arrives to buy up the land for a group of Chinese investors, Svet-ake shares with him his dream to populate the valley with modern windmills—but soon Svet-ake realizes that not everyone has the best interests of the village community at heart.
Festivals: 
 The Festival de Cannes - programme "Director's Fortnight";

The Locarno International Film Festival - programme "Piacca Grande";

The Toronto International Film Festival - Contemporary World Cinema programme;

"Cinemashock" International Film Festival, Anapa;

"Eurasia" International Film Festival, Almaty 

Awards & Prizes: 
 
Production: 
«Oy Art» studio
Distribution: 
The Match Factory GmbH
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