Sahand, Leila, and their 4-year-old son Mani are on the run. The Iranian lovers carried on a clandestine affair for years, and Mani was born out of wedlock. Now they’re fleeing their homeland — where they could face the death penalty for their indiscretions — and seeking asylum abroad. Filmed over more than six years, Love Child tells an extraordinary story, full of emotional twists and turns, about a family dedicated to each other, but straining under the pressures of bureaucracy and the world’s nationalist tilt.
“An intimate, personal story of … the ways in which the ties that bind can become a lifeline. Quietly heartbreaking.”
– Rolling Stone
- Azerbaijani, English, Persian, Turkish with subtitles
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