Love Child

Eva Mulvad — Denmark — 2019 — 110'

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.

DirectorEva Mulvad
ProducerSigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
CameraEva Mulvad, Lea Glob, Morten Ranmar, Meryem Yavuz, Esben Grage, Henrik Ibsen
EditingAdam Nielsen
FestivalsToronto 2019, IDFA 2019, Chicago 2019 (Gold Hugo Award)
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