HIT THE ROAD (JADDE KAHKI) Virtual Screenings World Cinema


Following the virtual and theatrical screenings, watch a special conversation with director Panah Panahi moderated by AFI FEST Programmer Julia Kipnis.

In this fascinating, standout debut from Panah Panahi, son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (TAXI, 3 FACES), an endearing yet frenzied family of four is on a mysterious road trip to an unknown destination. An overprotective mother, a nonchalant father, an anxious older brother and a scene-stealing, rambunctious younger brother pack themselves and their sickly dog into an SUV as they traverse an expansive Iranian landscape. Brimming with charismatic performances and a darkly humorous family dynamic, Panahi takes us on an unforgettable journey that is as profound as it is absurdist. A breakout feature from a bold and assured new voice in world cinema. –Julia Kipnis

Panah Panahi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1984. After working as a set photographer, assistant cinematographer and assistant director on several productions, he went on to work as a consultant, editor and assistant director on his father Jafar Panahi’s most recent films. HIT THE ROAD is Panah Panahi’s first feature film.

Clemence Taillandier
Kino Lorber
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Country: Iran

Year: 2021

Director: Panah Panahi

Screenwriter: Panah Panahi

Producers: Panah Panahi, Mastaneh Mohajer

Director of Photography: Amin Jafari

Editors: Ashkan Mehri, Amir Etminan

Music: Payman Yazdanian

Cast/Featuring: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

Running Time (minutes): 93

Language: Farsi