‘Hit The North’ is a lyrical and poetic road movie that follows a Hitcher up the A1 motorway, in search of his father during the UK Miner’s strike of the 1980s.
Characters from the road’s past haunt the Hitcher’s journey. He encounters a philosopher, an ex-soldier, a mystical monk, a lover; with whom he discusses feminism, war and the vagaries of religion.
Past, present and future meld. The Hitcher is seen as child and man, defined by the road, as he wanders in search of a past, of lost possibilities, of love, as young witnesses look on in defiance of time.