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Hit the Road - Expat Cinema

Iranian road movie in which a mother, father, eldest and youngest son are in a car on their way to the border. The eldest son wants to leave his homeland.
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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Hit the Road - Expat Cinema

Somewhere in the countryside of Iran, a car stops along the motorway. Inside the car is a family: in the front sits a somewhat taciturn man behind the wheel, the eldest son of the woman sitting next to him, the mother who is clearly the centre of the family. In the back seat, there is the grumbling father, his leg in a cast, and the youngest son, a six-year-old, very busy boy. On the way, they talk, argue and above all, sing a lot. This is not just any old family outing; it is a farewell trip, as the older brother wants to leave the country of his birth.

This internationally very well received road movie is the feature debut of Iranian director Panah Panahi. He was brought up on the art of filmmaking because he is the son of the famous director Jafar Panahi (Taxi Tehran). But he is no clone of his father, given his very own and infectious mix of humour and drama that he displays in this film.

Expat Cinema: Meet-up − July 6

At Rialto VU we regularly organise expat meet-ups in which we watch recent foreign language films with English subtitles, and get together for drinks and networking afterwards.

On Wednesday the 6th of July, at 6.45PM, we will watch Hit the Road with English subtitles, after which we'll get together for talks & drinks. Click here for tickets for this particular screening.

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