In this brilliant animated feature, a man recounts his enthralling story of survival as an Afghan refugee, revealing an extraordinary secret that he’s kept for over 20 years.
One of the most acclaimed films of the year, Johan Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE is a revelation for the way it combines the most effective aspects of non-fiction and narrative storytelling to produce a thrilling, personal journey like no other. Through the engaging narration stemming from the memories of the director’s friend, Danish resident Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), FLEE unpacks a lifetime of repressed trauma and experiences for Amin to reflect on. Once a mischievous, carefree boy listening to A-ha in his sister’s dresses, Amin’s world is shattered when his father mysteriously disappears without a trace. When Islamist extremists comandeer the country, Amin and his family embark on a fraught journey that will send them across the continent. Each revisited memory finds Amin discovering how his tumultuous past has shaped the man he has become. From the barren alleys of Russia to the cramped confines of a shipping container at sea, Rasmussen creates a memorable documentary that comes alive with emotionally powerful animation for future generations to relive again and again.
All sales are final. Admission is not guaranteed after scheduled start time.
CLICK HERE to return to the complete 30th Philadelphia Film Festival schedule.
A Note on Health & Safety
As of September 1, PFS will require masking as well as proof of vaccination at the Film Center & PFS Bourse.
Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include your CDC record/card or a picture of the vaccination card along with photo I.D.
Masks are required at all times except when eating or drinking in the theater. Children under the age of 12 are currently exempt from this requirement.
Click HERE for all of our health and safety regulations.