Flee

Year
2021
Country
Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration
90’’
Director
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym) opens up about his past for the first time. He begins to look back over his life as he grapples with the painful secret he has keep hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband. Recounted mostly through delicate 2D animation, Flee maintains the anonymity of its subject while transforming his flight as a child refugee from Afghanistan into a bracing adventure story.
 
CREW:
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Producer: Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte De La Gournerie
Cinematographer: Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound: Uno Helmersson
Production
Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature, Cinephil, Left Handed Films, RYOT Films, Vice Studios
Sales:
Cinephil, Neon, Curzon Artificial Eye, Haut et Court
Awards
World Cinema Grand Jury Award: Documentary at Sundance Film Festival (2021); Best Nordic Documentary at Götenborg Film Festival (2021); Audience Award at Visions Du Réel (2021); Best Documentary, Audience Award at Biografilm, Italy (2021); Best Score by Uno Helmersson, The Gra Foundation & The Cristal Prize at Annecy Film Festival (2021); Best Documentary at Melbourne Queer Film Festival (2021); Audience Award for Best Animated Feature at Newport Beach Film Festival (2021); Grand Prix Millennium Award, Best Film on Psychology & The Lower Silesia Grand Prix at Against Gravity, Poland (2021); Special mention for Best International Film at Jerusalem Film Festival (2021); Danish entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film (2022); Nominated for the Academy Award in Best Animated Feature and Best Documentary Feature categories (2022)
Director
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Born in Denmark, Jonas Poher Rasmussen graduated from the Copenhagen film collective Super16 in 2010. He made his feature debut with the portrait film Noget om Halfdan (Something about Halfdan, 2006). Searching for Bill (2012), a mix of documentary and fiction, won the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX and the international competition at DocAviv. He also directed the documentary What He Did (2015), which won the film critics’ Fipresci award at Thessaloniki Film Festival. Flee (2021) celebrated its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2021, where it won the main prize in the World Cinema Documentary competition.
 
Selected Filmography
What He Did (2015), Searching for Bill (2012), House of Glass (2010), The Day After (2009), Closed Doors (2008), Something About Halfdan (2006), Easa 2002: A Journey to Vis (2003)
 
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