- Directed by: Panah Panahi
- Cast: Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak
- Year: 2021
- Duration: 94min
- Certificate: 12A
Driving across endless miles of rugged landscape, a family navigates a long road trip alongside a range of conflicting emotions. Dad’s got a broken leg and a mood to match whilst Mum fusses over her two children and their pet dog. And when he's not drawing on the car windows, their energetic youngest son couldn’t be louder as he sings along to the car radio whilst his elder brother tries to concentrate on the road ahead. As the journey twists and turns and their destination draws ever closer, the chaotic claustrophobia in the car grows as does the love and affection they have for each other. Accompanied by a brilliant soundtrack, Panah Panahi’s thrilling debut feature is a real treasure.
+ ROLA & EMAD’S STORY (10m)
Hit the Road will be preceded by this short film created by the charity Framework. In 2017 Rola and Emad fled the horrors of war-torn Syria and resettled in Newark. This film explores how they make a fresh start with their family.