Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns. It follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – as they drive across the 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. Unspoken tensions arise and the film builds emotional momentum as it slowly reveals the furtive purpose for their journey. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, raw, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own.
PGfor some thematic elements and brief language.
From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.
RON ENGLISH: LIVING IN DELUSIONVILLE a documentary by Mr Kaleidoscope. Presented by visiting Artist RON ENGLISH Ron English is known as one of the most prolific and well-known urban artists, often referred to as ‘The Godfather of Street Art’. Born in Decatur, Illinois, he became famous for innovations like ‘Culture Jamming’, modifying advertising billboards, and coining the term ‘POPaganda’, he created mash-ups of high and low cultural touchstones. Throughout his career he has worked within the field of street art, fine art and art toy design.
During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers. But what starts out innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn in this gripping supernatural thriller.