THE ROCKET (12A)

Date Time
Mon 14th April 7.45pm
Tues 15th April 7.45pm

Dir. Kim Mourdant, Australia/Thailand/Laos, 2013, 96 mins, subtitles
Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam

Ten-year-old Ahlo, who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family are kicked off their land, Ahlo leads them and friends through war-torn Laos in search of a new home. In a last plea to try and prove he’s not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant explosive rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. As the most bombed country in the world shoots back at the sky, a boy will reach to the heavens for forgiveness. Gripping yet heart-warming, The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change.

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