8.2/10 (IMDB)

Flee

1h 29m Animation | Documentary
Flee
Flee

About

Recounted mostly through animation, Amin opens up about his past for the first time of his journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. He begins to look back over his life as he grapples with a 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.

Director

Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Cast

Rashid Aitouganov

Rating

PG-13

Year

2022

Country

Denmark, France, Sweden

Language

Danish, English, Dari, Russian, Swedish

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "FLEE becomes his cinematic catharsis, as Amin recounts his journey in fits and starts, while the animation turns his memories into a bracing adventure that doubles as modern history."
    - IndieWire
  • "FLEE is a remarkably humanising and complex film, expanding and expounding the kind of story that’s too easily simplified."
    - The Guardian
  • "Blurring traditional boundaries of documentary with rich, beautiful animation in many shades and colours, the Danish director has a great deal invested in telling this story."
    - CineVue

Awards

  • Annecy Int'l Animated Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Göteborg Film Festival
  • Biografilm Festival
  • Nordisk Panorama
  • Nyon Visions du Réel
  • Viborg Animation Festival

Festivals

  • Toronto Int'l Film Festival
  • Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
  • Melbourne Int'l Film Festival
  • Helsinki Int'l Film Festival
  • Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival
  • Camden Int'l Film Festival
  • Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
  • Busan Int'l Film Festival
  • Hamptons Int'l Film Festival
  • Heartland Int'l Film Festival
  • Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  • San Diego Int'l Film Festival
  • and more...