Friday 20 September - 4pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 21 September - 7.30pm
Sunday 22 September - 4.30pm
Language: Lao (English Subtitles)
Running time: 1hr 40min
Director: Kim Mordaunt
Cast: Ki Sitthipon, Loungnman Kaosainam, Alice Keohavong, Boonsri Yindee
Winner Melbourne International Film Festival Audience best movie
Winner Sydney Film Festival Audience best movie
Winner 2013 Berlin International Film Festival Amnesty International Film Prize
Winner 2013 Berlin International Film Festival Best Debut Film Kim Mordaunt
Winner 2013 Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Generation Kplus Best Film
Winner 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award Narrative Kim Mordaunt
Winner 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor Narrative Feature Sitthiphon Disamoe
Winner 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Kim Mordaunt
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him 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 the legacy of war, to prove he's not cursed he builds a giant rocket to enter the most dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.
Set in the rarely seen tribal mountains of Laos, The Rocket is gripping yet heart-warming cinema in the vein of the Oscar winning Salaam Bombay, Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries and the kids' story in Slumdog Millionaire, with a touch of Little Miss Sunshine.
Starring Thai/Lao actor Thep Po-ngarm in the role of a damaged but humorous former CIA soldier, who becomes a mentor to our young hero; The Rocket is a universal story about the determination of a boy who has the odds stacked against him, about overcoming self-doubt, about forgiveness and the power of unconditional love.
“One of the truly special films of the year” UNSEEN FILMS (US)
Nambour Civic Centre is a licensed venue, person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Adults $14 / Concession $11 / Film club member $9 / Student (full time) $11 / Child (13yrs & under) $9
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