Tucson Premiere!

Hit the Road


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Thanks to our community partner, UA The Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Panah Panahi—son of Iranian New Wave legend Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, Offside)— makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted and ultimately deeply moving comic drama.

“Unforgettable … miraculous … Panah Panahi’s heartbreaking and unexpectedly hilarious debut channels his father Jafar while speeding in the opposite direction.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns. Panahi follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their two sons, one a taciturn adult, the other a rambunctious 6-year-old) – as they drive across the stunning Iranian countryside toward an unspoken destination.  What awaits them remains a mystery for most of Hit the Road, but the journey itself is mesmerizing. Effortlessly shifting from subtle comedy to understated drama and back again, Panahi revels in the hilarious, emotional eccentricities of a family on the move and the strangers they meet along the way. (DIr. by Panah Panahi, 2021, Iran, in Farsi with English subtitles, 93 mins., Not Rated)