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Jonas Poher Rasmussen | 2021 | 90 MINS
Denmark | Subtitles
Focus on the Documentary: Denmark

Depicting the refugee experience through vivid animation, ‘Flee’ pushes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking to present a moving memoir of self-discovery. Favourite for the Best Animation Oscar.

In Detail

‘Flee’ tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret, he has kept 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 animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

The best documentaries have to have suspense and tension as part of the film's arc and ‘Flee’ has that in spades.

Fifth in The Guardian’s 50 best films of 2021 in the US – “remarkably humanising and complex”.

Please note that this film was incorrectly certified as a PG in our printed brochure. It is a 15.

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With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.