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Hit the Road

A family takes a road trip across the rugged landscape of Iran to drop their eldest son off at the border. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past and grapple with fears of the unknown as they prepare to part with one of their own. (NR, 93 min.)
Original title: Jaddeh Khaki


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Hit the Road tells the story of a family that takes a road trip across the rugged landscape of Iran to drop their older son off at the border in order to leave the country. Despite the ebullient presence of their younger son, unspoken tensions arise and risks involving the elder son’s flight become increasingly evident as the family approaches its destination. 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. The humanist drama is an authentic, raw, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own. [Kino Lorber]

Starring: Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak
Director: Panah Panahi
Languages: English, Persian
Genre: Drama

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"Panahi films the drama with aesthetic audacity to match his psychological subtlety."

— The New Yorker

"This is a triumph on every conceivable level, announcing the arrival of a prodigious talent."

— Alex Saveliev, Film Threat

"A lovable and affecting crowd-pleaser… the work of a filmmaker in full command of their own voice."

— David Ehrlich, IndieWire

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

— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

"The clarity and ingenuity with which each spark of imagination is delivered is astounding… Panahi is every bit the filmmaker his father is."

— Scout Tafoya,

"A breath of fresh air and a truly original work… contains more thrilling cinema than most other films at this year’s Cannes put together."

— Elena Lazic, The Playlist

"Wistful and eerie in equal measure… the sensations that Panahi whips up, from humor to tension, from mystery to grief, are crystal clear."

— Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine

"Terrific! Panahi's quietly affecting drama is leavened with wry humor and… capped with a thrillingly Kubrickian ending that seems all too appropriate."

— David Morgan, CBS News

"A worthy descendant—both stylistic and biological—of Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi, Hit the Road maps its own journey: playful, bittersweet and wholly surprising."

— Dylan Kai Dempsey, Ioncinema

"An intimate, frequently funny, poignant and deeply moving piece of work… damned near to being a masterpiece – if it isn’t simply one already."

— John Bleasdale, Cinevue