In the Danish documentary Flee, we learn the dramatic story of Amin, who as a child fled Afghanistan with his family. A few years later he came to Denmark, alone. He has never told anyone about the years on the run and what happened to his family.
Amin is now 36 years old and a successful academic soon to marry his boyfriend. However, the secret he has kept hidden for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has created for himself. In Flee, he airs his experiences for the first time when he shares his story with director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, who is also a childhood friend.
Amin's story is brought to life through a unique mix of delightful animation and archive material. Flee provides a unique insight into the history of a lone refugee minor. It is also a deeply moving account of a man who must confront the traumas of the past in order to move on in life and create a new home.
Flee was selected to open the World Cinema Documentary program at Sundance in 2021, where it also won the jury prize and collected thrilling reviews from international critics.
This film is available at Kosmorama Digital from March 10th at 15.00 to March 12th at 15.00.
|Jonas Poher Rasmussen
|Danish, Dari, English