THE Rocket is an affecting and thought-provoking film, rich in atmosphere and local history.

It is the story of determination against all the odds, set in war-ravaged Laos.

Following a string of disasters, ten-year-old Ahlo’s family believe he brings bad luck.

In an effort to prove he’s not “cursed”, he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: The Rocket Festival.

With access to real rituals and festivities, The Rocket offers a rare glimpse of the stunning country that is Laos.

The Rocket is showing at Salisbury Arts Centre tonight at 7.30pm.

It is certificate 12A, lasts 96 minutes and stars Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Laosainam and Thep Phongam.

Tickets cost £7 (£6 members).