Bickering, singing along to Iranian pop tunes from a distant era, worrying about their ill dog: this family of four drives to an unknown destination. The father is in the back seat with a broken leg that should have healed some time ago. The mother veers between laughter and tears. The younger son is a ball of energy, but the older brother is mostly silent. As the journey progresses it becomes clear that this is no ordinary road trip; it is one beset with paranoia, but also moments of transcendence. Taking inspiration from familiar tropes of Iranian cinema – both Abbas Kiarostami and Jafar Panahi have made seminal films set largely in cars – Panah Panahi, the son of Jafar, has staked a promising path wholly of his own.
“Thrillingly inventive, satisfyingly textured and infused with warmth and humanity, this is a triumph.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“A stirring new voice.” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
Our chefs have prepared a delicious meal inspired by the film.
Hot & Cold Mezze Plate, Koftas, Falafels, Marinated Chicken,
Pickles, Dips & Arabic Bread