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Love Child

Directed by: Eva Mulvad
Runtime: 1hr 51min Year: 2020
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Directed by: Eva Mulvad
Runtime: 1hr 51min Year: 2020
Country: United Kingdom
Topics: Personal Stories
Last Screened: Wed 31st Mar 2021

A heart-breaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death.

Directed by Eva Mulvad (A Cherry Tale, A Modern ManLove Child received its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last year and has since gone on to play several major festivals around the world including IDFA, CPH: DOX, Doc NYC and the Chicago International Film Festival where it won the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary. It recently played the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in the UK.

Together with their four-year old son Mani, Leila and Sahand take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, so intimately you often forget this is a documentary, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.