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Flee Gates open 6pm | Films start 7.30pm Lotterywest Films $14 - $20
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7 – 13 Mar at Lotterywest Films, from $14 - $20

‘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.


Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Anonymous, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Daniel Karimyar, Rashid Aitouganov
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Janus Billeskov Jansen
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Uno Helmersson

Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs. There is limited seating within the venue. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.

Voucher packs will be issued as Mobile Tickets. You can track how many you have remaining when logged into your account online. Simply login and look for the 'Upcoming Events' tab in your account. 

How to Redeem

You can now redeem your voucher for a specific session before the night.

To do this simply contact our friendly box office team up until 12pm the day of the session you’d like to attend and tell them which film, date and how many vouchers you'd like to use. 

To redeem in advance contact us by WebChat (see bottom corner of the screen) or phone only.  

Please note for a weekend film you must contact us by midday Friday.  

You can still redeem vouchers at the door, though note this is subject to capacity availability. We recommend redeeming in advance to avoid missing out. We will communicate availability via our social channels.  

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Don’t forget about Cheap Tuesdays!
$11 tickets for concession card holders (including Seniors and Students) when purchased at the venue.

In the mood for pizza? Grab a delicious pie before the film from Charlies Pizza. You can also grab all kinds of refreshments including drinks and treats from the bar. 

Feel free to BYO booze and enjoy a picnic. 

Time & Location

7 – 13 Mar

Gates open 6pm | Films start 7.30pm Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo



    • Adult: $20
    • Concession: $18
    • Friend: $17
    • Student: $14

Important Info

Danish, English, Dari, Russian and Swedish with English subtitles

Mature themes and coarse language

Seating by general admission.
Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Film screenings are subject to weather conditions.
Updates on any changes to the film schedule are broadcast by 7pm online via website and socials @perthfest

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