“Iranian cinema in all its poetic humanity is on lovely display” (LA Times)
This critically acclaimed family road trip movie, alternating between heartbreak and hilarity, was awarded Best Film at the London Film Festival: an impressive achievement for debut director Panah Panahi (son and collaborator of the celebrated – and currently imprisoned – Iranian auteur, Jafar Panahi). An excellent ensemble cast includes scene-stealing child actor Rayan Sarlak, whose comic touches lighten the film’s increasingly tragic mood.
“This funny, moving, heartfelt and hugely entertaining yarn is what film was invented for … Hit The Road took me to a country I have never visited, introduced me to people I have never met and made me fall in love. It is a wonderful, pretty much perfect wee gem. Do go and see it.” (Stuff to Watch)