The Rocket

Still from The Rocket
No events to showDirector: Kim Mordaunt, Australia / Thailand / Laos 2013, 96 mins, 12A

“Gripping yet heart-warming.” Sundance, FilmForward

Ten-year-old Ahlo has been blamed for all the disasters that have befallen his Laotian family and has now to deal with isolating prejudices. Only through his friendship with Kia and her chaotic uncle is he able to set out on a journey to find trust and unconditional acceptance. He even regains good luck with his home-made rocket!

“Australian documentarian Kim Mordaunt makes an impressive narrative debut with this Laos-set humanist drama.” Variety, Tribeca

Further reading

  1. Empire
  2. Eye for Film
  3. Slant Magazine
  4. The Guardian
  5. Director Kim Mordaunt talking about the film
  6. New York Times
  7. Variety
  8. The Irish Times
  9. Little White Lies