'Crackling with energy and outbreaks of exuberant lip syncing, riotously funny at times and quietly devastating at others...' - Wendy Ide, Screen International

'Its 93 minutes whip by so airily, it's possible not to realize how much you've learned to love the family whose road trip you've shared in, until the credits roll and you immediately start to miss them.' - Jessica Kiang, Variety

A lively young boy, a grumpy dad, an emotive mum, a taciturn older brother, a soulful dog. A family is on a road-trip across Iran to a mysterious border destination. On the way there is much hilarity, much scolding, and much chatting about pop music and Batman. But there’s also pain, of a kind that we can glimpse occasionally but which only comes fully into view in this film’s beautifully transformative final stretches. The debut feature from Panah Panahi, son of the great director Jafar Panahi, Hit the Road is as poetic, and as full of charisma, as the classics of Iranian cinema.