Nominated for 3 Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature, Best International Feature, and Best Documentary Feature!
Winner! Best Non-Fiction Film – New York Film Critics Circle
Winner Best Feature – Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Winner! Best Documentary – Gotham Awards
Winner! Best International Film – Jerusalem Film Festival
Winner! Freedom of Expression Award & One of the Year’s Top 5 Documentaries – National Board of Review
Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2022 Independent Spirit Awards!
Winner! Best Non-Fiction Film – National Society of Film Critics
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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.
Denmark | Sweden | Norway | France | USA | Slovenia | Estonia | Spain | Italy | Finland, 2021, 90 minutes, Rated PG-13, In English, Danish, Dari, Russian, and Swedish with English subtitles, Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
“An extraordinary achievement... An absolutely brilliant use of animation.”– Lael Loewenstein, FILM WEEK (KPCC – NPR LOS ANGELES)
“The year's most inventive animated adventure mixes graphic design with documentary realism and puts hallucinatory brilliance at the service of understanding the continuing psychic damage of war. You'll never forget it.”– Peter Travers, ABC NEWS
“One of the best documentaries and animated films of the year. It's a spellbinding, poignant and heartfelt emotional journey with just the right blend of style and substance.”– Avi Offer, NYC MOVIE GURU
“One of the most uniquely memorable animated films of the last decade.”– Christopher Schobert, THE FILM STAGE
“With beautiful animation, a stunning soundtrack, and an immeasurable sense of kindness to the real man who fled his home, ‘Flee’ elevates both the animation and the documentary medium to new unforgettable heights.”– Kevin Lee, FILM INQUIRY
“To say ‘Flee’ is a stellar feat of cinema is something of an understatement.”– Gregory Ellwood, THE PLAYLIST