World Cinema Cafe: HIT THE ROAD

Showings

SNF Parkway Theatre 1 Thu, Oct 20 6:00 PM
Film Info
Genre:Drama
Year:2021
Runtime:93
Langauge:Persian
Production Country:Iran
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Panah Panahi
Screenwriter:Panah Panahi
Cast:Hasan Ma'juni
Pantea Panahiha
Rayan Sarlak
Amin Simiar
Masoud Tosifyan

Description

Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled filmmaker Jafar Panahi and apprentice to Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami, 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 a 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, often comedic, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own.






World Cinema Café is a free weekly community screening series held in the SNF Parkway’s historic main theatre, offering a cross-section of historical and contemporary cinema from around the globe. Featuring films on the periphery and movies that break the canon – intentionally or by circumstance – World Cinema Café points to a new vision in filmmaking. 

World Cinema Cafe is made possible by generous contributions from Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker.


COVID-19 POLICIES

  • Face masks are required at all times in the SNF Parkway except when consuming concessions in your seat.
  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to avoid the theater if they are feeling unwell or have had a recent unmasked exposure to someone who tested positive. Email info@mdfilmfest.com with any questions.