LOVE CHILD

DK 2019 • 80', 110' • Eva Mulvad

Synopsis

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.

from Sundance awarded director Eva Mulvad (‘Enemies Of Happiness’)

Quotes

“Eva Mulvad’s film is remarkable for its intimate, extended access, its subtle political acuity and its personal window into a global crisis”
Variety

Awards

Documentary Gold Hugo Award @ Chicago International Film Festival 2019
Best Editing @ Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2020

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Credits

Director
Eva Mulvad
Production Company
Danish Documentary Production

Festivals

TIFF 2019
Chicago IFF 2019
IDFA 2019
DocAviv
Budapest IDF 2020
Doc NYC
DocPoint Helsinki 2019
Göteborg IFF 2020
Docs Against Gravity 2020
CPH:DOX 2020
FIPADOC 2020
DocFest München 2020
Biografilm 2020
DocEdge 2020
Shanghai IFF 2020
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