Thrilling and intimate animation documentary about the harrowing life story of an Afghan refugee in Denmark.

Please note that this film is in Danish, English, Dari and Russian, with Dutch subtitles.
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An Afghan refugee agrees to tell a remarkable personal narrative of persecution and escape on the condition that his identity not be revealed. As a means of fulfilling that wish, his filmmaker friend uses striking animation to not only protect this young man but also enhance his tale, bending time and memory to recount a deeply emotional, poetic, and death-defying journey dictated by deception, loneliness, and a relentless will to survive.

The result is FLEE, a film unbound by documentary constraints and swept up in an astonishing array of archive footage, ’80s pop music, and hand-drawn craft that brings audiences directly into the experience of a teen fleeing multiple countries – and the psychological impact on how he loves, trusts, and understands his rapidly developing identity. Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s film is a triumph of storytelling and filmmaking ingenuity, but its greatest asset is the empathy and trust Rasmussen forms with the film’s protagonist, whose clarity and vulnerability grant us access to a unique refugee tale.

Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Denemark, France, Norway, Sweden, 2021, 89 min. Danish, English, Dari & Russian spoken, Dutch subtitles.
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