Panah Panahi’s debut feature film, Hit the Road, is the tender, funny, heart-breaking story of a family that drives their young son across Iran to the Turkish border to smuggle him out of the country, in the hope of hospitality elsewhere. As they argue, joke and lip-synch their way through the film, this family tells us a story about separation, exile and love.
Winning top prizes at the BFI London Film Festival and the Singapore International Film Festival, Hit the Road has received warm praise from critics and film-goers alike, so join us for a screening of this moving, human story, followed by an interactive discussion about the film…and prepare for a brief visit from No Angels, a short immersive theatre performance that shines a light on another kind of hospitality – the care offered by nurses in the NHS.
This event is suitable for ages 18+.
This event is part of Edge Hill University's Festival Hub programme.