Love Child

Love Child

A couple, Leila and Sahand, have succeeded in fleeing Iran with their four-year-old son. Leila and Sahand had a secret love affair while being married to other people, and in Iran, they were not allowed to get divorced.

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It is winter in Istanbul. A plane from Teheran has just landed. A couple, Leila and Sahand, have succeeded in fleeing Iran with their four-year-old son, Mani, without being arrested. In Iran, they committed a crime. Leila and Sahand had a secret love affair while being married to other people, and in Iran, they were not allowed to get divorced. Neither could they tell their son that he was an illegitimate child since adultery can be punished with the death penalty in Iran. So, up till the escape, Mani had only known his biological father as "uncle".

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  • projection time:
    111 min.
  • country/year:
    Denmark / 2019
  • director:
    Eva Mulvad
  • pictures:
    Eva Mulvad, Lea Glob
  • production:
    Danish Documentary Production
  • awards :
    2019 – IFF Chicago, 2019 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2019 – TIFF Toronto, 2019 – FF New York, 2019 – IFF Göteborg, 2019 – DocPoint Helsinki

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