Recounted mostly through animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his past as a child refugee from Afghanistan as he grapples with a secret he’s kept hidden for 20 years. A thrilling documentary made with a blend of animation and archive footage tells an immensely powerful tale of a gay Afghan survivor and his need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time he is sharing his story with his close friend. FLEE weaves together a stunning tapestry of images and memories to tell the deeply affecting and original story of a young man grappling with his traumatic past in order to find his true self and the meaning of home.
Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Actors: Amin Nawabi, Behrouz Bigdeli, Belal Faiz, Bo Asdal Andersen, Christian Torp Carlsen, Daniel Karimyar, Denis Rivin, Ditte Graa Wulff, Elaha Faiz, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Georg Jagunov, Gustaf Georg Lindström, Hafiz Højmark, Mauricio González-Aranda, Mikhail Belinson, Milad Eskandari, Navid Nazir, Rashid Aitouganov, Sadia Faiz, Susanna Azevedo, The Dungeon Master, Tormod Ringnes, Vadim Nedaskovskij, Viktor Melnikov, Zahra Mehrwarz
Duration: 90 min