The Rocket set for release in UK cinemas

13 March, 2014 by Jessica Shields

Australian/Laotian co-production, The Rocket, which was released in Australia last August is set to be released in UK cinemas from the 14th of March.

The Rocket tells the story of a ten-year old Lao boy called Ahlo, who is believed to bring bad luck and is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and is forced to move, Ahlo leads them through a land scarred by war in search of a new home. Also coming along on the search are Kia, a spirited nine-year-old orphan and her eccentric uncle, Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a fetish for James Brown.

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In a final effort to try and prove he’s not cursed, Ahlo builds a giant, explosive rocket to enter into the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year – the Rocket Festival.

One of the first feature films for international release set and shot in the intriguing country of Laos, The Rocket has remarkable access to real rituals and festivities in the stunning mountains of the country, offering a unique view into a world never before seen on film.

The Rocket won major awards at Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival including ‘Best Narrative Feature’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Debut Feature’. It has then gone on to win over 40 international awards and has received much critical acclaim.

THE ROCKET DATE SHEET
RELEASED 14 March 2014 UK & EIRE

LONDON

14-Mar-14 LONDON CURZON SOHO (7 days)
14-Mar-14 LONDON GREENWICH PICTUREHOUSE (7 days)
14-Mar-14 LONDON HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE (7 days)
14-Mar-14 LONDON RITZY BRIXTON (7 days)
14-Mar-14 LONDON ICA (14 days)
23-Mar-14 LONDON AUBIN CINEMA (1 day)
08-Apr-14 LONDON RITZY (1 day)
08-Apr-14 LONDON CLAPHAM PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
08-Apr-14 LONDON GREENWICH PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
08-Apr-14 LONDON HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
08-Apr-14 LONDON STRATFORD EAST PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
10-Apr-14 LONDON RIVERSIDE STUDIOS (1 day)

SCOTLAND

TBC ABERDEEN BELMONT
14-Mar-14 EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE (7 days)
08-Apr-14 EDINBURGH CAMEO (1 day)
14-Mar-14 GLASGOW GFT (7 days)
04-Apr-14 INVERNESS EDEN COURT (7 days)
02-Apr-14 SHETLANDS THE MAREEL

WALES

28-Apr-14 ABERYSTWYTH ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE (3 days)
14-Mar-14 CARDIFF CHAPTER (6 days)
19-Mar-14 TREORCHY PARC & DARE

IRELAND

14-Mar-14 DUBLIN IRISH FILM INSTITUTE (7 days)

NORTHERN IRELAND

21-Mar-14 BELFAST QFT (7 days)

REST OF THE UK

08-Apr-14 BATH LITTLE THEATRE CINEMA (1 day)
28-Apr-14 BIRMINGHAM MAC ARTS CENTRE (3 days)
11-May-14 BO'NESS HIPPODROME (3 days)
08-Apr-14 BRACKNELL SOUTH HILL PARK (1 day)
14-Mar-14 BRIGHTON DUKES AT KOMEDIA (7 days)
08-Apr-14 BRIGHTON DUKES AT KOMEDIA (1 day)
17-Apr-14 BRIGHTON DUKE OF YORKS (1 day)
14-Mar-14 BRISTOL WATERSHED (7 days)
08-Apr-14 BURY ST ED’ ABBEYGATE PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
14-Mar-14 CAMBRIDGE ARTS PICTUREHOUSE (7 days)
02-Jun-14 CARLISLE TULLIE HOUSE CINEMA (1 day)
30-Mar-14 CHICHESTER CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK (2 days)
09-Apr-14 COVENTRY WARWICK ARTS CENTRE (2 days)
08-Apr-14 EXETER PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
31-Mar-14 FALMOUTH THE POLY (2 days)
05-May-14 GLOUCESTER THE GUILDHALL (4 days)
08-Apr-14 HENLEY REGAL (1 day)
14-Apr-14 HEREFORD THE COURTYARD (3 days)
14-Mar-14 IPSWICH IPSWICH FILM THEATRE (7 days)
03-May-14 LEEDS HYDE PARK PICTUREHOUSE (3 days)
14-Mar-14 LIVERPOOL PICTUREHOUSE AT FACT (7 days)
08-Apr-14 LIVERPOOL PICTUREHOUSE AT FACT (1 day)
TBC MANCHESTER CORNERHOUSE
22-Apr-14 MOLD THEATR CYMRU (2 days)
02-Apr-14 NORTH’TON ERROL FLYNN FILMHOUSE (2 days)
08-Apr-14 NORWICH CINEMA CITY (1 day)
14-Mar-14 NOTTINGHAM BROADWAY (7 days)
08-Apr-14 OXFORD PHOENIX (1 day)
29-May-14 PERSHORE NO 8 COMMUNITY CENTRE (1 day)
22-Apr-14 POOLE LIGHTHOUSE POOLE (3 days)
14-Mar-14 SHEFFIELD SHOWROOM (7 days)
08-Apr-14 SOUTH’TON HARBOURLIGHTS PICTUREHOUSE (1 day)
08-Apr-14 S’ UPON AVON STRATFORD UPON AVON PICTUREHOUSE
12-May-14 TEWKESBURY ROSES THEATRE (1 day)
08-Apr-14 YORK CITY SCREEN (1 day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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