An intimate portrait of the lasting traumas of displacement and one of the most humane films of the year.
In FLEE, the Grand Jury Prize winner at this year’s Sundance Festival, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity. Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband. Told brilliantly through the use of animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his life, opening up for the first time about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family, and his acceptance of his own sexuality.
Animated, Documentary, LGBTQ
Danish, English, Dari, Russian, Swedish
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Winner, Cristal, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Winner, Best Nonfiction Film, New York Film Critics Circle
Winner, Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema: Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Best Animation, Los Angeles Film Critics AssociationMORE
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