Hit the Road

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The Main 2 Thu, May 12, 2022 7:10 PM
Pop's Art Theater Rochester Sun, May 15, 2022 7:00 PM
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Jaddeh Khaki
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Road Movie
Release Year:2021
Runtime:93 min
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Panah Panahi
Producer:Panah Panahi
Mastaneh Mohajer
Cinematographer:Amin Jafari
Screenwriter:Panah Panahi
Editor:Amir Etminan
Ashkan Mehri
Composer:Peyman Yazdanian
Principal Cast:Hassan Madjooni
Pantea Panahiha
Rayan Sarlak
Amin Simiar


Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns.

It follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – 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. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, raw, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own. Winner, London Film Festival.

Director Biography

The son of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, Panah Panahi was raised in Iran. Hit the Road (2021) is his debut feature, and it has appeared at festivals around the world, including the BFI London Film Festival, where it won Best Film.