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Film@BirrTheatre - The Rocket

Winner of both the Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale and Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca, The Rocket is a heartwarming coming-of-age tale set entirely in Laos.

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

30th September 2014 at 8:00 pm

Ahlo is the surviving twin of a difficult birth and is believed by some to be a source of bad luck. Ahlo decides that his only hope of redemption is the Rocket Festival: a riotous, and dangerous, annual competition where huge bamboo rockets are set off to provoke the rain gods. Despite being too young to enter the competition, Ahlo is determined to succeed.

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