"The Rocket" - 4:45 p.m. Saturday 7/9 Cinema Nova

Voted the best film by audiences at the recent MIFF.

We will meet at the Nova restaurant from 4 p.m. onwards. Stefan - 0437777522.

 "Australian writer-director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket, set in  Laos,  is an inspiring gem. The feelgood film centres on  10-year-old Ahlo (charismatic  Sitthiphon Disamoe) who has been  considered cursed since being born a twin in a  remote village.

When a new dam turfs his family from their land, they head to a  resettlement  camp where he befriends elfin Kia (Loungnam Kaosainam) and  her eccentric uncle  Purple (Thep Phongam).

A series of calamities confirms the boy's curse to his stern  grandmother  Taitok (Bunsri Yindi). But  Ahlo is determined to plant the  mangoes his mother  (Alice Keohavong) has given him from a 400-year-old  tree in new soil.

Hope comes at a spectacular rocket festival, where villagers earn  prizes for  sending homemade rockets into the sky to spark much-needed  rain."

Garry Maddox


 

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  • louvain m.

    I really enjoyed this movie! Sad, but ultimately uplifing!

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Marie

    Beautiful story!

    September 9, 2013

  • evelyn c.

    loved it, thought alot about it the following day

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too, could get away in time. Sorry for the late decline.

    September 7, 2013

  • Bev A.

    So sorry I missed it - I was held up and just couldn't get there on time. I Hope you all enjoyed it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Saj

    Stefan, sorry going to have to pull out - not feeling well. Hopefully can make it to your next meetup :)

    September 7, 2013

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