Keswick Film Club - The Rocket

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Sunday 2nd March 4:00 PM

The Rocket 

Director: Kim Mordaunt Country: Australia/Laos
Cert: 12A Year: 2013 Length: 96 mins Language: Lao
The Rocket

Audience Reaction

Score: 88.22% Attendance: 106



A favourite at festivals around the world, The Rocket, has picked up audience awards at Leeds, Sydney, CineKid (Amsterdam), Calgary, Tribeca and the American Film Institute Festival so we're delighted to be able add it to the programme at Keswick.

Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his father and grandmother through the Laotian outback in search of a new home. Along the way, they come across a rocket festival that offers Ahlo a lucrative but dangerous chance to prove his worth.


open_quote Uplifting, engrossing and thrilling while remaining accessible to both art-house and mainstream audiences. It's destined to become a sleeper hit. close_quote Avi Offer, Nyc Movie Guru

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Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

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