Pan-Asia Film Festival: The Light Thief

Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan/Germany/France/Netherlands 2010, 80m Kyrgyz + subtitles

Apollo Cinema

Wednesday 09 Mar, 2011 8:30 PM – 10:15 PM

Location: Other

UK premiere of the rich and colourful new feature by award-winning Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat that follows ‘Mr Light’, an affable electrician in a remote village in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. He aims to bring cheap wind power to his rural community but change comes when local magnate Bezkat offers to sell the locals’ land to a group of Chinese investors. Juxtaposing tradition and modernisation, the film is a poetic and visually ravishing allegory of life in post-Soviet central Asia.

Official selection – Cannes Film Festival 2010, Locarno Film Festival 2010, Toronto International Film Festival 2010

Tickets £12/£8

Asia House Friends £8

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