Hit the Road

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Title

Hit the Road

Director

Panah Panahi

Producer

Panah Panahi & Jafar Panahi

Nationality

Iran

Year

2021

Duration

93

Language

Farsi

Format

5.1

Ratio

1.85:1

Original Title

Jadde Khaki

Synopsis

Synopsis


A chaotic, tender family is on a road trip across a rugged landscape, but to where? In the back seat, Dad has a broken leg, but is it really broken? Mom tries to laugh when she’s not holding back tears. The kid keeps exploding into choreographed car karaoke. All of them are fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others’ nerves.

Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

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Press

"A beautifully tender comedy that tears your heart in half with a featherlight touch."

Indiewire

"Thrillingly inventive, satisfyingly textured and infused with warmth and humanity, this is a triumph."

Screen Daily

"Panahi’s debut feature is a stunningly assured road movie which balances emotional nuance with a bubbling undercurrent of political
critique."

BFI

"Panahi has a talent for leaving many things unsaid, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions about scenes that look natural but are filled with intent.”

The Hollywood Reporter

"A breath of fresh air and a truly original work that marks [Panahi] as a talent to watch.”

The Playlist

"This film is so simple and so complex, so full of humour and immense pain, abounding with love and just a little conflict.”

HeyUGuys

"An intimate, frequently funny, poignant and deeply moving piece of work.”

Cinevue

Festivals
& Awards

Director's Fortnight

New York IFF

London BFI Film Festival - Best Film Award

Ghent IFF - International Jury Member

Karlovy Vary IFF

New Horizons - Poland

Sarajevo Open Air IFF

Helsinki IFF

Zurich IFF

Hamburg IFF

Vancouver IFF

Athens IFF

Middle East Now Festival - Firenze

Golden Apricot IFF - Armenia

Mostra de Sao Paolo

Chicago IFF

San Juan IFF

Bergen IFF

Philadelphia IFF

Cast & Crew

Hassan Madjooni Dad
Pantea Panahiha Mom
Rayan Sarlak Little Brother
Amin Simiar Big Brother
Director Panah Panahi
Screenwritter Panah Panahi
Director of Photography Amin Jafari
Sound Abdolreza Heydari
Editing Ashkan Mehri
Amir Etminan
Music Payman Yazdanian
Producers Panah Panahi
Mastaneh Mohajer

Releases

International Poster

10.07.2021