Centaur - English subtitled

Centaur lives a modest life with his family in rural Kyrgyzstan until he abruptly becomes the centre of attention when he is caught stealing a racehorse at night.

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There’s a horse thief at large on the outskirts of Bishkek high up in the mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan’s capital. Otherwise not a lot happens in this small community that does at least boast a cinema. This is where projectionist and horse thief Centaur lives with his deaf wife and young son. Theirs is a simple life and yet one that increasingly seems to fall foul of the jealously and intrigues of others. Centaur believes that the people of Kyrgyzstan themselves descend from centaurs, mythological half-human half-horse creatures, and that horses are, as he says, ‘the wings of humankind’.
Unfolding in contemplative images, Kyrgyz director Aktan Arym Kubat’s film is an allegorical tale of humans, animals and nature trying to live together whilst caught between faith and superstition, modernity and tradition.

Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan, France, Germany, Netherlands, 2017, 89 min. Kirghiz spoken, English subtitles. With Aktam Arym Kubat, Nuraly Tursunkojoev, Zarema Asanalieva, Bolot Tentimyshov.
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