Flee, the much-hyped animated refugee documentary, has a North American release date: Neon and Participant will release it in theaters on December 3.
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Flee is based on the testimony of Amin (a pseudonym), who fled Afghanistan as a child and is now living in Denmark as an openly gay man. The film, a European co-production, interweaves limited animation and archive footage to tell his tale of trauma and secrecy.
Flee has been a wild success on the festival circuit, earning an official selection at last year’s cancelled Cannes. Premiering at Sundance, it won the festival’s world cinema grand jury prize, then added two awards at Annecy — including the top feature prize — to its haul.