Solmaz Panahi & Georgina in Cane

Young filmmaker Panah Panahi is not intimidated by the plight of his acclaimed father who has faced years of persecution at the hands of the authorities. The 37 year-old made a splash at the Cannes film festival this weekend, presenting his first film “Hit the Road” at an event that his father, Jafar Panahi, has been blocked from attending by Tehran for more than a decade. The elder Panahi has won a slew of awards at international festivals, including the top prize in Berlin for “Taxi” in 2015 and best screenplay at Cannes for his last film “Three Faces” in 2018.