A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
The excellent Love Child is on PBS's POV September 14
Heart breaking story of Sahand and Leila who flee Iran for Turkey with their son because their adulterous affair potentially makes them eligible for the death penalty. We watch their relationship over several years as they struggle to earn a living and get a status that will not result in their being sent back to Iran.
I was not really interested in LOVE CHILD going in but very quickly I was drawn into the plight of the couple and their son. I sat on the edge of my seat for the entire two hours, mumbling angrily at the end that "you can't leave it there"...but life isn't like a movie.