One event on 1 December 2020 at 7:30 pm
One event on 8 December 2020 at 8:30 pm
One event on 13 December 2020 at 6:00 pm
Dates and Time
Saturday, 28th November, 2020, 8.30pm
Tuesday, 1st December, 2020, 7.30pm
Tuesday, 8th December, 2020, 8.30pm
Sunday, 13th December, 2020, 6.00pm
Love Child offers a heart-breaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year-old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.
Directed by Eva Mulvad the film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since gone on to play major festivals around the world including IDFA, CPH:DOX, Doc NYC and the Chicago International Film Festival where it won the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary. It recently played the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in the UK.
“The emotion and drama of it all is staggering, and so are the stakes”
“A feat of captivating storytelling…remarkable”