Jonas Poher Rasmussen / DK, FR, SE, NO, US, 2021 / 89 min.
As a teen, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen befriended Afghan refugee Amin who tells his own story in this Danish animation and Oscar entry, Flee. That Amin sometimes bends the truth lends the film an intriguing extra dimension. Oscar Nominee Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature Film and Best International Feature Film.
When the Mujahedeen attacked Kabul in around 1990, we see the inhabitants flee in panic or rather in roughly drawn, black and white animation, that incisively depicts the chaos. In other scenes colour returns and wit hit, more traditional animation. The style changes in sync with the story of Amin, the Afghan who fled his country as a child to ultimately find a new home in Denmark.
Free screening, offered by the Europees Parlement Liaisonbureau. Flee is nominated for the Lux Audience Award presented every year by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas. Vote for your favourite nominated film to become the LUX Audience Award winner for 2022. You can vote till May 25. by rating the films: https://luxaward.eu/en#voting
By voting, you may get the chance to participate at the LUX Audience Award ceremony, taking place on 8 June 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
DK, FR, SE, NO, US
Danish, English, Dari, Russian, Swedish
NLD or ENG
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