Love Child

Year: 2019
Country: Denmark
Director: Eva Mulvad
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 112 min.
Age: 16+

A poignant portrait of an Iranian couple outlawed for their love

International Competition

Love Child offers a poignant portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who, outlawed for their love, flee the country with their four-year-old son, Mani. In Tehran, they committed the crime of having a secret affair while being married to other people and were forbidden to get divorced. Neither could they acknowledge that Mani was an illegitimate child since adultery can be punished with execution in Iran. Intimately filmed over five years, we follow their quest to be together, battling with both Iranian and European law, their lives in limbo.

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