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Love Child (2019)

Love Child (2019)

This poignant documentary offers a portrait of a family of asylum seekers desperate to start a new life, but stalled in bureaucratic limbo.

Leila and Sahand are 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.

Together with their four-year-old son Mani they 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, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.

Directed by Eva Mulvad the film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since gone on to play major festivals around the world including the Chicago International Film Festival where it won the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary.

Love Child is in a variety of languages (Persian, Azerbaijani, Turkish and English) and will be shown with English subtitles.

“Refugee documentary finds love and warmth amid the misery” The Guardian ★★★★

“A standout documentary” The Times ★★★★

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