FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama to close with the film THE ROCKET
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Nov 3, 2013 - 12:10:59 AM
Grand Bahama Island - The third installment of
FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island 2013 will play its closing film, THE ROCKET on Sunday, November 3rd at
at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House Delphine room.
THE ROCKET has been winning awards around the globe at film festivals.
It is from the country, Laos and is about a boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad
is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home
and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her
eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine
habit and a fetish for James Brown. Struggling to hang on to his
father's trust, Ahlo leads his family, Purple and Kia through a land
scarred by war in search of a new home. But bad luck seems to follow
Ahlo, and in a last plea to prove he's not cursed, Ahlo desperately
feels the need to prove himself to his family, village and himself.
Director: Kim Mordaunt
Laos /2013 /96 min /Laotian w/English sub-titles
Screenwriter: Kim Mordaunt Principal Cast: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam, Bunsri Yindi, Sumrit Warin, Alice Kohavong
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October 31st to November 3rd
FLIFF on Location will feature
international and Bahamian films in the open, college and high school categories.
prices are Day Pass $7.00; All Movies $10.00 and All Access Pass (movies, workshops, wrap party),
$20.00 and can be purchased at the Pelican Bay Hotel.
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Festival, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Grand Bahama Island
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