I Flee I

  • 1h 30 min
  • Animation, Documentary, Road-movie
  • inglise/taani
  • Estonian, Russian

Screen International Critics' Choice, Doc@PÖFF

The moving, first-person story of the pseudonymous Amin Nawabi, an Afghan forced to flee his homeland and the Mujahideen as a child in the 1990s, is reconstructed in this thoughtful animated hybrid from documentarian Jonas Poher Rasmussen. It considers not only the trauma experienced by Amin as a youngster but the lasting effects of that period on his current life and relationships in Denmark.

"Flee" follows on from Rasmussen’s last docufiction hybrid "Searching For Bill", joining an increasing and diverse number of such works including "Waltz With Bashir", "Tower" and "Another Day Of Life". The technique is well suited to expanding precise recollections into impressionistic, emotional areas that straightforward interviews and reconstructions cannot reach alone.

Amber Wilkinson, Screen International