Denmark 2019, 112 min, English, Persian, Turkish and Azerbaijani, Hebrew & English subtitles
Sahand and Leila are secretly fleeing their homeland, Iran, where their love, an extramarital affair, is punishable by death.
They dream of making a new home for themselves and for their out-of-wedlock son, now a toddler, in a place where nobody knows about their past. When they land in Turkey, it seems for a moment that a bright future awaits them, but their hope is short-lived. They are lost in an endless torrent of refugees flooding into Europe, and nobody is in a hurry to throw them a lifeline.
Director Eva Mulvad closely follows the couple’s rough journey. Will their great love survive the transition into a mundane daily grind? Will their intimacy endure when the drama is over?
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