UK Premiere: Love Child (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Eva Mulvad

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020

parents with their child between them holding both their hands

An intimately filmed, epic love story introduces Leila and Sahand at the start of a turbulent five-years.

The turbulence begins with their escape from Iran where, while married to other people, they fell in love. Since adultery is punishable by death, and divorce forbidden, they run for their lives and start over again as a family in Turkey with their young son, Mani, who doesn’t yet know that Sahand is his biological father.

Suddenly living together in a strange new land battling tightening asylum laws to find security after years in limbo, they are learning more about each other in the toughest of circumstances and facing hurdles that test the strength of their relationship.

 “Love Child shows how people can be persecuted, not for overtly political or religious beliefs or because of war, but simply for wanting a family life.”
- Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch

Following the film we welcome director Eva Mulvad for a ScreenTalk.

2019 Denmark Dir Eva Mulvad 110 min



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