Wednesday Jul 21, 2021

Cannes Review: Panah Panahi’s ‘Hit The Road’

on deadline.com

Summary

A family goes on a road trip with a difference in Hit The Road, a promising first feature from Panah Panahi, which showed in the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight section. A lively, borderline hyperactive kid with a precocious way with words, he indulges in witty banter with his parents, in particular his father, who uses humor to distract and protect him from mysterious adult matters. Later, the pair share a beautiful scene that recalls the mood of 2001; the father lying on the ground staring at the stars in what looks like a space suit.

The mother is curious to know which movie is her elder’s favorite — it’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he says calms him down. Deadline When we meet the unnamed mother (Pantea Panahiha) and father (Hassan Madjooni), they are traveling….

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