Hit the Road12A

Directed by Panah Panahi | Iran | 2021 | 1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles | Starring Pantea Panahiha, Hasan Majuni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar, Masoud Tosifyan

A family of four embark on a road trip driving across endless miles of rugged Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. The son of celebrated Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panâhi, Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous humanist drama blending heartbreak, humour, and political defiance. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

Reviews

‘It’s that blend of heartbreak and joy, profundity and absurdity that is the key to this enchanting movie’s magical spell.’
★★★★★
Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘[A] miraculous tale of an Iranian family on the run. Writer-director Panah Panahi makes a remarkable debut with this honest and deeply moving road movie’
★★★★★
Tim Robey, The Telegraph

Book tickets

Saturday 20 August

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Sunday 21 August

6.15pmBook tickets
Monday 22 August

8.45pmBook tickets
Tuesday 23 August

Socially Distanced

6.30pmBook tickets
Wednesday 24 August

4.15pmBook tickets
Thursday 25 August

Baby Club

12.30pmBook tickets
Thursday 25 August

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Friday 26 August

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Sunday 28 August

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Monday 29 August

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Thursday 1 September

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Thursday 1 September

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What else is on?

Today (Saturday 20th August)

16:00

Closed Curtain 12A
1h 46m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Made while under house arrest, Jafar Panahi’s engrossing meditation on censorship and creativity follows a reclusive writer, shutting himself out from the outside world.

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18:30

Dead Ringers 18
1h 55m
Jeremy Irons plays the role of twin doctors who trade each others’ identities, lives, and lovers in David Cronenberg’s award-winning psychological thriller.

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21:00

Hit the Road 12A
1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Iranian filmmaker Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous drama blending heartbreak and humour. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 21st August)

15:30

Pather Panchali U
1h 51m | Bengali w/ English subtitles
The first of Satyajit Ray’s hugely influential Apu Trilogy follows an impoverished priest leaving his rural Bengal village in search of work. An all-time classic of Indian cinema.

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18:15

Hit the Road 12A
1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Iranian filmmaker Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous drama blending heartbreak and humour. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

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20:30

Fire of Love PG
1h 33m
Fascinating documentary about fearless French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, whose love for volcanoes was only matched by their love for each other.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!