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EVA MULVAD | DENMARK | 2019 | 112 MIN | NR | FARSI, AZERBAIJANI, TURKISH, ENGLISH
March 25 | 7:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
A true-life story suffused with the drama and suspense of a thriller, this remarkable documentary tracks the turbulent journey of a couple and their young son as they flee persecution in Iran and navigate the unpredictable, sometimes painful process of seeking asylum in a foreign country. The film picks up in Tehran, where adulterous lovers Leila and Sahand make the desperate decision to escape the country with their young son in tow. With remarkable intimacy, director Eva Mulvad follows the family through moments of crushing disappointment and soaring joy. Providing valuable insight into the refugee experience from the firsthand perspective of those enduring it, Love Child is both urgently topical and a universal testament to the human spirit.