Hit the Road
Iran / 2021 / 93 min
In Persian with English subtitles
Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
New York Film Festival

After working on several of his father’s films, Panah Panahi — the son of revered Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi — makes his feature-length directorial debut with this offbeat road movie. The film follows an unnamed family — the moody patriarch, the emotional mother, the angst-ridden adult son, and the overac-tive young son who loves to sing — on a road trip to an unknown destination. Holding back the true reason for the family’s voyage for as long as he can, Panahi observes the family’s dynamics with both humour and mature restraint. In making a film about a son who wants to leave his family to strike his own path, Panahi pays respectful tribute to the filmmakers who came before him while creating something uniquely his own.

Panah Panahi
Hassan Madjooni
Pantea Panahiha
Rayan Sarlak
Amin Simiar
29/10 8:00PM Broadway The ONE
03/11 7:50PM Broadway Cinematheque
13/11 1:15PM PALACE ifc