HIT THE ROAD (93 NR)

HIT THE ROAD

SUMMARY

Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns. It follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – as they drive across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. Unspoken tensions arise and the film builds emotional momentum as it slowly reveals the furtive purpose for their journey. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, raw, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own.

Persian with English Subtitles

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Panah Panahi
CAST: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar


 

REVIEW

NY TIMES Critic’s Pick

“From the first jokey moments of Hit the Road until its heartbreaking end you will not want to be anywhere else.”

A.O. Scott, NY Times


Ends Jun 2

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