The Rocket (12)

2013 (Australia/Thailand/Laos) (Drama)
(Lao with English Subtitles)
Starring: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Suthep Po-ngam
Director: Kim Mordaunt
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. Kim Mordaunt’s story of two young kids in Laos is a simple but charming, affecting and thought-provoking story, rich in atmosphere and local history, and beautifully acted by its young leads. (1hr 36min)
Tickets on sale 14th August 2014