Documentary | PG | 90 min.


Galaxy Cinemas Sun, Mar 27, 2022 6:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2021
Rating:PG - for mature content
disturbing images and coarse language
Production Country:Denmark
Original Langauge:Danish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Produced By:Monica Hellström
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Screenwriter:Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Amin Nawabi
Music By:Uno Helmersson


"What an extraordinary story" Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"All but the hardest of hearts will shatter. It’s a film that ends in tears of joy" Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"A triumph, not only of the filmed variety but a human one, as well" Adam Graham, Detroit News

FLEE tells the story of Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

Awards: 69 wins, 144 Nominations

Nominated 3 Categories - Best Documentary Feature, Animated Feature, and International Feature Film, Academy Awards, 2022
Nominated Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature Film, BAFTA Awards, 2022
Nominated Best Motion Picture (Animated), Golden Globes, 2022
Winner Best Documentary, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, 2021
Winner Best International Independent Film, British Independent Film Awards, 2021
Winner 4 Awards Best Original Score, Sound, Editing and Best Documentary, Danish Film Awards, 2022
Winner 3 Awards - Documentary, Animated Feature, European University Film Award, European Film Awards, 2021
Winner World Cinema - Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2021
Winner Best Non-Fiction Film, New York Film Critics Society, 2021
Winner Nordic Councils Film Prize, Nordic Council, 2021
Winner Best Documentary, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2022
Winner Best Animated Feature Film, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2022
Winner Best Animated Feature, Seattle Film Critics Society, 2022