BFI London Film Festival 2021 Names ‘Hit The Road’ As Best Film – Deadline

The BFI London Movie Pageant 2021 has named Panah Panahi’s Hit The Highway as its finest movie of the competitors.

Panahi’s debut movie covers the drama within the chaotic claustrophobia of a automotive, as an brisk youngster (Rayan Sarlak) clambers over his surly father (Hassan Madjooni), whose damaged leg – and temper – take up appreciable house. Within the entrance, mom (Pantea Panahiha) fusses over her different son within the driver’s seat (Amin Simiar), whose sullen face stays mounted on the abandoned horizon. No one mentions the place they’re going, however data of their unstated vacation spot causes concern, turning despair into affection and a few very eccentric conduct. Add in a soundtrack of Seventies Iranian pop because the cherry on the cake.

The movies within the competitors discover an interesting breadth of themes, from cave mapping within the Calabrian mountains to the army dictatorship in Nineteen Eighties Buenos Aires, playground politics via the eyes of a younger Belgian lady, and the seemingly easy however finally radical lifetime of Luna, a dairy cow.

The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in affiliation with the BFI returned for its sixth 12 months, with lead judges Phoebe Waller-Bridge and BFI Chief Exec Ben Roberts awarding Harry Wootliff the £50,000 bursary. The bursary is essentially the most vital of its sort within the UK movie business and is establishing itself as an indicator of future filmmaking expertise with earlier winners together with Rose Glass and Daniel Kokotajlo.

This 12 months’s jury presidents are: Malgorzata Szumowska (Official Competitors), Isabel Sandoval (First Function Competitors), Kim Longinotto (Documentary Competitors), Felix Barrett (Immersive and XR Competitors) and Rose Glass (Quick Movie Competitors).

The competitors winners:

Hit the Highway – Panah Panahi, Official Competitors (Finest Movie Award)

Playground – Laura Wandel, First Function Competitors (Sutherland Award)

Turning into Cousteau – Liz Garbus, Documentary Competitors (Grierson Award)

Solely Enlargement – Duncan Speakman, Immersive Artwork and XR Competitors

Love, Dad – Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Quick Movie Competitors (Quick Movie Award)

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