Flee

New York Times Critics' Pick
89 mins.
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
PG-13
Danish, English, Dari, Russian, and Swedish
2021

Nominated for three Oscars: Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, and International Feature.


In FLEE, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2021 Sundance Festival, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity.

Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband.

Told brilliantly through the use of animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his life, opening up for the first time about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family, and his acceptance of his own sexuality.


“As much as FLEE is a refugee’s tale of flight and eventual settling, it’s also a coming-out story, and as such a complex reflection on different forms of outsiderhood.” A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!