As Amin, now living in Denmark, prepares to marry his longtime boyfriend, his desire for a new, honest life forces him to reconcile his ostensibly contented present with his secretive and mysterious past. Revealed in a series of raw interviews with friend (and the film’s director), Jonas, Amin recounts having to flee the mujahideen-run Afghanistan for post-Soviet Russia before escaping again to Western Europe as a teen. This mesmerizing marriage of documentary and animation is a stunning portrait of a man’s need to reclaim his past in order to truly embrace his future.
Feted at Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festival, and the winner of a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Flee makes its West Coast Premiere at this year’s Animation Is Film. A NEON and Participant release. (ANIMATION IS FILM)