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Hit the Road
Still from Hit the Road

Hit the Road

classified 12A S
Film

Until Thu 11 Aug

Director
Panah Panahi
Cast
Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak
Details
93 mins, Subtitled, 2021, Iran
Primary language
Persian

A first feature from Panah Panahi and winner of the Best Film Award at LFF, Hit The Road is set amid the winding desert highways and gorgeous emerald valleys of north-west Iran in which a family takes a road trip to drop their eldest son off at the border.

The young man is Farid (Amin Simiar). He is driving with his family to a meeting spot where masked guides on motorcycles are meant to smuggle him into Turkey. Along for the ride are his mother (Pantea Panahiha), father (Hassan Majooni) and young brother (Rayan Sarlak). Throughout the course of their journey, memories of the past unite them while they simultaneously grapple with fears of the unknown.

Funny, tragic and moving, Hit the Road swerves between tragedy and humour with expert control, skilfully puncturing the gloom and a menacing presence of fear with a hectic, high volume, cross-talking gallows humour that the entire family engages in as a means of solidarity.

  • Screenings of Hit the Road on Wed 10 Aug are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed