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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Svet-Ake

Fortnight 2010, Feature film, 1h20

Synopsis

The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines. He is the last link in a huge energetic system and he becomes the binding bridge between the geopolitical problems of post-soviet space and the common people.
The economic devastation of the country had an enormous impact on the industrial workers and yet despite the upheaval, these people did not seize to love and suffer, to have and be friends and to enjoy their lives… In particular our resilient electrician, who possesses a wonderful and open heart. He not only brings electric light (which is often out) to the lives of the inhabitants of this small city, but he also spreads the light of love, loyalty, life and mainly laughter.

Director

Aktan Arym Kubat

Aktan was born in 1957 in Kyrgyzstan and graduated from the Art Academy in Bishkek (Frunze at that time). He started working as a production designer in the 1980’s, writing his first screenplay in 1995. His films have been screened at various international film festivals and have received multiple awards. Aktan gained international attention for his work, winning the Golden Leopard of the Future at Locarno in 1993 for The Swing and the Silver Leopard for The Adopted Son in 1998.

Aktan Arym Kubat
Asan Amanov
Askat Sulaimanov
Stanbek Toichubaev
Taalaikan Abazova

Screenplay
Aktan Arym Kubat, Talip Ibraimov

Image
Hassan Kydyraliyev

Sound
Bakyt Niyazaliev

Editing
Petar Markovic

Music
Andre Matthias

Set decoration
Talgat Asyrankulov

production : 

Pallas Film
Mansfelderstr. 56
06108 Halle (Saale)
Allemagne
Tél : +49 345 6787 323
Fax : +49 345 6787 325
office@pallasfilm.de
www.pallasfilm.de

 
Oy Art (Kirghizistan)
A.S.A.P Films (France)
Volya Films (Pays-Bas)

co-production :

ZDF/ARTE (Allemagne)

ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales :

The Match Factory
Balthasarstrasse 79-81
50670 Cologne
Allemagne
Tél : +49 221 539709 0
Fax : +49 221 539709-10
info@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.com

presse / publicist : 

Wolfgang W. Werner Public Relations
Tél  +49 89 38 38 67 0
Cell  +49 170 333 93 53
info@werner-pr.de

Title in Original Version : The Light Thief