Hit the Road (Jadde Khaki)

Sunday, 11.62023, 3:00 p .m.

Feature film
IR 2021, 95 min.
Director: Panah Panahi
With: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar
Farsi with English subtitles.

A resolute mother, a hyperactive six-year-old, a phlegmatic father with a cast on his leg and a dog drive in a rented car from Tehran towards the Kurdish mountains to see off the family’s eldest son as he flees across the border. Panahi succeeds with his episodic debut film a beautiful road movie – a tragicomic story about the cohesion of a family and exile, filmed against the backdrop of the magical mountain landscape of Northern Iran. The director broke numerous censorship rules while filming – especially in the portrayal of the mother. “Hit the Road” won awards at several festivals after its Cannes premiere, but has not yet been shown in Iran.

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Panah Panahi (*1984 in Tehran) studied film at Tehran Art University. His first short film won awards at numerous film festivals. On his father Jafar Panahi’s last films, he worked as a consultant, editor and assistant director, among other things. “Hit The Road” is his first feature film.