• The Light Thief

    2010. Kyrgyzstan. Aktan Arym Kubat. 80 min.

Sunday, January 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Light Thief

    2010. Kyrgyzstan. Directed by Aktan Arym Kubat. With Kubat. “Mr. Light” is a humble electrician whose uncommon compassion—and ingenuity in pirating electrical currents—makes him the go-to problem-solver in his destitute village at the base of Kyrgyzstan’s Alai Mountains. But now the authorities are cracking down on this gentle Robin Hood (played with wry humanity by writer-director Kubat). Kubat’s mostly nonprofessional cast fills the panoramic frame with fascinating faces and genuine performances in this tale of solidarity and decency amid the avarice and hardship of a changing world. In Kyrgyz; English subtitles. 80 min.

In the Film exhibition Global Lens 2011

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