Today is Better than Two Tomorrows back to movies

  • Country: Laos
  • Director: Anna Rodgers
  • Year: 2009
  • Duration: 73'

Leh and Bo are eleven years old – cousins and best friends – in Laos. Their future looks certain – leave school, marry young, and toil season after season in the paddy fields. However, their uncle Bounmy comes home one day with another idea. They must leave the village where they’ve grown up and move to the temple-filled city of Luang Prabang: study hard, learn English, and maybe one day they’ll have an office job and be happy. These are their last days of childhood on the banks of the Mekong River. Leh enters a new world of orange robes, morning alms and monastic discipline, while Bo struggles to find his own way in a new town. In quiet moments they dream of the family they left behind and the whispering rice fields full of spirits. A new year comes and, with the help of lantern lighting, wish doctors, and baci ceremonies, these boys find their path to a better future.