Jonas Poher Rasmussen / Denmark / 89 min / None
CPH:DOX invites to Oscar night at Empire. Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s ‘Escape’ is nominated in three categories as the first documentary ever. But will the animation win all three statuettes?
‘Flee’ tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. A secret he has been hiding for over twenty years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. He recounts his dramatic journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark. Told mostly through animation, ‘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.