Berlinale

The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
They call him “Svet-ake” (“Mr. Light”). The electrician is responsible for bringing more than just light to the people around him. Like moths, everybody is drawn to his kindness: those with short circuits in their electricity, and those with short circuits in their marriage, those who have taken all the power in the city, and those who have given up the will to live. He helps everyone and is everywhere. He doesn’t even shy from breaking the law, rewinding an old and lonely pensioner’s electricity meter so that he doesn’t owe the State, but rather the State owes him. The economic devastation of the country has had an enormous impact on the working people and yet despite the upheaval they have not lost the ability to love, to suffer, to share their lives with friends, and enjoy what they have …


Weltpremiere
Cannes International Film Festival 2010, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Festivals und Preise (Auswahl)
Locarno International Film Festival 2010
Toronto International Film Festival 2010
Sao Paolo International Film Festival 2010
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010
Doha Tribeca 2010

Kirgisien 2010
Regie: Aktan Arym Kubat (aka: Aktan Abdykalykov)
Produktion: Oy Art (Kirgisien), A.S.A.P. Films (Frankreich), Pallas Film (Deutschland), Volya Films (Niederlande)
Deutscher WCF-Partner: Pallas Films
Weltvertrieb: The Match Factory (Deutschland)

Gefördert in der WCF-Jurysitzung im Juni 2006
Fördersumme: 70.000 €