Nov. 9, 2022: Hit the Road

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Panah Panahi
Iran 2021
Persian; 93 minutes

A road-trip movie that follows a family of four 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. A striking feature debut from Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of Iranian master Jafar Panahi, Hit the Road is a charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama.

It’s that blend of heartbreak and joy, profundity and absurdity that is the key to this enchanting movie’s magical spell. Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

 Spare and subtle, but endlessly powerful too. Danny Leigh, Financial Times

Panahi … has his father’s subtle touch for interpersonal dynamics and for light tales that build to surprising hidden depths. David Sims, The Atlantic