Flee

Flee

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Before marrying his longtime boyfriend, a man reveals his secret and devastating past in this Sundance award-winning animated documentary. More

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.

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2021Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language89 minsDenmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, SwedenNeon
AnimatedDocumentary

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Flee | Awards

Award Winner
Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema - Documentary) at Sundance Film Festival 2021. People's Choice Award winner (Documentary, Second Runner Up) at Toronto Film Festival 2021.

Flee | Reviews

Inspired and heartfelt use of animation, from the perspective of its subject, Flee tells an incredible true story while protecting the storyteller’s identity - and strikes so profoundly it’s bound to inspire imitators.

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Variety

Variety

An original artistic exploration of the way that trauma impacts one's sense of self...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It's activism, therapy, and great cinema all at once.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(Flee) expands the definition of documentary.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A remarkably humanising and complex film...

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Vox

Vox

It's heartbreaking and moving, and hard to forget.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film effectively immerses us in the wrenching details of Amin’s story, but it keeps us just a bit too far removed from the man himself.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Rich, seamlessly told and emotionally affecting...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Visually sparse but emotionally vibrant...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

One of the most humane films of the year.

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NPR

NPR

An absolutely brilliant use of animation.

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Flee | Release Details

Flee is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.