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THE ROCKET (Australia /Laos)
February 1, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
Official submission for 2014 Academy Award, Best Foreign Film.
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.
Audience Award – AFI Festival, November 2013, L.A.
Website and Trailer: http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1474
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Running time: 92 min.