Love Child


Love Child

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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.


Critic Reviews for Love Child

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (7)

  • Documentaries can be as narratively driven as any fiction feature, as "Love Child" proves in entirely engrossing fashion.

    Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • One of the most absorbing dramas of the year.

    Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    Top Critic
  • Thanks to Eva Mulvad and her dedicated fellow filmmakers, Love Child is a testament, in all its observational glory, to the triumph of the best of our common humanity.

    Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Eva Mulvad is given unfettered access to Sahand and Leila for Love Child, and that closeness helps viewers understand the myriad ways the family is being pushed and pulled.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Never has the banality of the plight of refugees been laid out so plainly as in this heartbreaking, Kafka-esque documentary.

    Sep 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A complex and deeply moving tale that speaks to our times and, most thankfully, our heart.

    Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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