Flee (2021)

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen Run Time: 83 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Starring: Rashid Aitouganov

Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, United States, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Finland
Language: Danish, English, Dari, Russian, Swedish

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time, he is sharing his story with his close friend.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee received nominations for Best International Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Animated Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.

About the filmmaker:

The descendant of Jewish refugees from Russia, film and radio documentarian Jonas Poher Rasmussen has a talent for telling complex, emotional stories. His critically acclaimed films include the 2006 TV film Something About Halfdan, his feature debut Searching for Bill, and the award-winning 2015 film What He Did.

An animated documentary, Flee is the deeply affecting true story of Rasmussen’s childhood friend, a refugee from Afghanistan. 

“This fulfills the highest calling of storytelling, which is to remind us through the force of its imagination that there is no ‘us and them,’ only ‘us.'”

—Executive Producer Riz Ahmed. Read more here.

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