Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Based on a script by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Flee animation documentary tells the story of an Afghanistan boy refugee in Denmark, who now is ready to tell his own story, and has been selected at the Sundance Film Festival 2021.
The 83-minute film is a 4-country co-production between Final Cut for Real and Sun Creature (Denmark), Vivement Lundi! (France), MostFilm (Sweden) and MerFilm (Norway). Flee has won the Disney Channel Prize for best new series at the Annecy Festival’s 2016 MIFA market, and the project also benefited from an Anidox: Lab participation.
FLEE is the true story about a man’s need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time he is sharing his story with his close friend - Synopsis
Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen made his feature film debut with Searching for Bill (2012), which won the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX, and continued with What He Did (2015) documentary. Flee is his third directorial effort.
Watch the Flee trailer
Flee acquired the "Cannes 2020" label, and was presented as a work in progress at the 2020 Annecy Festival. It has now entered the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance Festival 2021 (28 Jan- 3 Feb 2021, both online and at selected US venues).
Sundance Festival director Tabitha Jackson reports to Indiewire: “It’s a beautifully dimensional film. “It’s the journey of the refugee and a love story that reaches a surprisingly beautiful culmination, and it was a keeper for us as soon as we saw it.”
International Sales are handled by Cinephil. The film competes at Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
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