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Flee
Flee
8.5
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1,141 Ratings

FLEE

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Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Denmark, Norway, 2021
Animation, Documentary, LGBTQ+, Biography

Synopsis

Amin Nawabi, a 36-year-old high-achieving academic, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, the story of his journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. This traumatic past threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.

Synopsis

Amin Nawabi, a 36-year-old high-achieving academic, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, the story of his journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. This traumatic past threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.

Our take

Nominated for three Oscars® and a BAFTA—following its Grand Jury Prize win at Sundance—Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s uniquely animated documentary contains multitudes. At once a queer coming-of-age story, and a harrowing examination of the refugee experience, Flee is a remarkable tale of human resilience.