‘A powerful memoir of personal struggle and self discovery … Flee expands the definition of documentary.’
‘To say it’s a stellar feat of cinema is something of an understatement.’
Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), a 36-year-old academic in Denmark, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years. He opens up to his close friend, director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, telling for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. Told mostly through animation, with some additional archival footage, Flee weaves together a stunning tapestry of reflections to tell the deeply affecting story of a man grappling with his traumatic past in order to find his true self and the real meaning of home.
Despite the harrowing stakes, the film finds many moments of light and humour, revelling in the joys of pop culture, young romance and small acts of kindness. Amin’s courage in confronting his deepest fears is a powerful act to experience in this artful telling.
Pushing the boundary of the documentary hybrid form, this Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner breaks bold new ground in animation and confessional narrative with an extraordinary true story that is heartbreaking, moving and impossible to forget.
WINNER GRAND JURY PRIZE 2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
DirectorJonas Poher RasmussenCastAnonymous, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Daniel Karimyar, Rashid AitouganovWriterJonas Poher RasmussenEditorJanus Billeskov JansenProducerSigne Byrge SørensenMusicUno Helmersson
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7 – 13 Mar
Gates open 6pm | Films start 7.30pm Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo
Danish, English, Dari, Russian and Swedish with English subtitles
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