Tue. October 5, 2021 @ 19:30 PT

[Theater Screening] Flee

Director(s):
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Producer(s):
Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Distributor:
NEON
An animated man with brown skin and dark brown hair scratches his head. A city can be seen behind him.

Synopsis

 

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi 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.

This in-theater screening includes a moderated post-film conversation.  The Q&A features director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, moderated by Tim Grierson, Senior U.S. Critic at Screen International.


Panelist Bios

A man with light skin, black hair and a full beard.Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Director

 Jonas Poher Rasmussen is a Danish/French film director born in 1981. He debuted in 2006 with the acclaimed TV documentary Something About Halfdan, followed by a series of radio documentaries from around the world. He graduated from the Danish film school Super16 in 2010.

His feature film debut Searching for Bill, a mix of documentary and fiction, won him the Nordic Dox award at CPH:DOX, and the international competition prize at DocAviv. In November 2015 he premiered his documentary What He Did, which won the prestigious Fipresci (Int. Federation of Film Critics) at Thessaloniki Film Fest. 2016. His new film Flee, an animated documentary about a close friend, was officially selected for Cannes 2020, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, the best doc prize at Gothenburg and the Cristal award at Annecy among others.

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