Flee (2021)

(2021)

Official Selection out of Competition, Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, Danish, Dari, English, French, Russian - 90 min

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About the Film

Amin, a successful academic, grapples with a secret he has hidden for 20 years. The film is unbound by documentary constraints and is swept up in an astonishing array of archival footage and ’80s pop music that bring audiences directly into the experience of a teen fleeing multiple countries, and the psychological impact of this experience on how he loves, trusts, and understands his identity. 



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Director

Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Jonas Poher Ramussen is a Danish-French film director who debuted his career in 2006 with the acclaimed TV documentary Something About Halfdan, followed by a series of radio documentaries from around the world. He graduated from the Danish film school Super16 in 2010. His feature film debut Searching for Bill, a mix of documentary and fiction, won him the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX Documentary FIlm Festival. In November 2015, he premiered his documentary What He Did, which won the prestigious Fipresci Award at the 2016 Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. His new film Flee, an animated documentary about a close friend, was officially selected for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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