Hull Independent Cinema presents: Hit The Road at Hull Truck Theatre.
Two parents and their sons – one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – 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. Tensions arise as the family get closer to the unspoken goal of their journey. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, funny, and sincere look at a family preparing to part with one of their own.
Panah Panahi – son of the master of Iranian cinema, Jafar Panahi – makes a striking debut with this charming, sharp-witted and deeply moving comic drama, which takes the traditions of the Iranian road-trip film and adds unexpected twists alongside pointed social commentary.
Starring Pantea Panahiha, Mohammad Hassan Madjooni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar
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