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Year 2021
Runtime 90 mins
Language Danish, Dari, English, Russian
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
  • In-Cinema Only

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, FLEE is the story of an Afghan refugee who agrees to tell his tale of persecution and escape on the condition that his identity not be revealed.

Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen utilizes striking animation to not only protect the man's identity but also to enhance the story. Bending time, space and memory into a visceral and poetic re-telling of a death-defying journey dictated by deception, loneliness and a relentless will to survive.

The result is FLEE, a film unbound by the constraints of genre and crafted from archive footage, ’80s pop music and hand-drawn craft that draws audiences directly into the experience of a young man forced to flee nation after nation while grasping onto his burgeoning identity.

Sundance Film Festival 2021, Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Janus Billeskov Jansen
Uno Helmersson
Kenneth Ladekjær