Ahlo is a young boy who lives in a South East Asian village in Laos. Believed to bring bad luck, he is blamed for a string of disasters including the loss of his family’s home. But he is determined to prove everyone wrong. After a harrowing start, Ahlo leads his family and his friend, the spirited nine-year-old Kia and her eccentric, James Brown-loving, Uncle Purple all the way to the Rocket Festival. There he builds a rocket to enter the most dangerous competition of the year in order to save his village.
Be ready for blast-off in this award-winning, truly heart-warming tale of life, hardship, laughter and love.
Winner of three awards at Tribeca Film Festival and the “Crystal Bear” Winner at the 2013 Berlinale Festival.
These films are screening as part of the IFI Family Festival 2013 (July 11th – 14th).