Friday, 14 February 2014

Festival favourite The Rocket added to the programme.

The Rocket
As our brochure went to press we were waiting for confirmation of one more addition to the programme. We're delighted to be able to show The Rocket on Sunday 2nd March, 4pm at The Alhambra. The Rocket has won the audience award at Leeds Film Festival last November and is part of the inaugural Ilkley Film Festival this weekend. The Australian film, but set in rural Laos, has also won the audience award at Sydney Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the American Film Institute Festival.

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.

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