Flee

dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen / 2021 / Denmark, France, Sweden / 92min.
This animated documentary is the story of Amin, who arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he feels threatened by his past

This animated documentary is the true story about a man's need to confront his past in order to truly have a future.

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 – the director. Told mostly through animation, FLEE weaves together a stunning tapestry of images and memories to tell the deeply affecting and original story of a young man grappling with his traumatic past in order to find his true self and the meaning of home.

duration:
92 min
country / year of production:
Denmark, France, Sweden / 2021
director:
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
cinematography:
Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen
producer:
Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen / Cinephil
selected festivals and awards:
2021 - Sundance FF: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize
sections:
We Can Be Heroes
tags:
love story psychology human rights travels relations LGBTQ+ migrations war

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