Thriller Dox


Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Screening time  
18.06. / Friday, 21:30 - 23:30 Tuškanac summer stage Ticket

Amin Nawabi (a pseudonym), a 36-year-old high-achieving academic, grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen — his close friend and high-school classmate, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. Through heartfelt interviews between Jonas and Amin, Flee tells an unforgettable story of self-discovery. Showing how only by confronting the past is it possible to carve out a future, and the universal truth that only when you stop fleeing from who you are can you find the true meaning of home. 

Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Jonas Poher Ramussen is a Danish/French film director and writer born in 1981. He debuted in 2006 with the acclaimed TV documentary Something About Halfdan, followed by a series of radio documentaries from around the world. He graduated from the Danish film school Super16 in 2010. His feature film debut Searching for Bill, a mix of documentary and fiction, won him the Nordic Dox award at CPH:DOX, and the international competition prize at DocAviv. In 2015 he premiered his documentary What He Did, which won Fipresci Award at Thessaloniki FF in 2016. His new film Flee premiered at Cannes FF in 2020.

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Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway
2020, 83'

Directed by:
Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Screenplay by:
Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Kenneth Ladekjær

Edited by:
Janus Billeskov Jansen

Uno Helmerson

Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen

Produced by:
Final Cut For Real 

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2021 – Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Documentary
Göteborg Film Festival 2021 – Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021