Hit the Road (2022)

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Director: Panah Panahi Run Time: 93 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Amin Simiar, Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak

Country: Iran
Language: Persian, English

About the film:

Premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. A chaotic family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape. In the back seat, Dad has a broken leg, Mom tries to laugh when she’s not holding back tears, and the youngest keeps exploding into car karaoke. Only the older brother is quiet.

“[The filmmakers] take familiar tropes of contemporary Iranian cinema and rework them with refreshing twists.”

—Dave White for The Wrap

About the filmmaker:

Panah Panahi studied cinema at the Tehran University of Art. While there, he directed his first short film, which went on to participate in, and win awards at, many domestic and international film festivals. At that time, Panahi also served as a member of the jury at Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema. Hit the Road (2021) is his feature-length directorial debut.

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