By Matt Neglia
NEON has released the trailer for the animated documentary film “Flee,” written and directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen. The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film festival and will be released this fall.
Click below to see the trailer.
Plot Synopsis: Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Flee” tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he 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, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.
What do you all think of the trailer? In what is undoubtedly one of my favorite movies of the year so far, “Flee” is breathtaking in every regard. From the animation to the documentary storytelling to the unique perspective it’s all told through, there’s nothing else quite like it that you’ll see this year. I was fortunate enough to see the film at Sundance earlier this year and have been championing it to receive an awards season run that would see it land nominations for Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best International Feature. If all of those happen, then how far off are we from seeing it make history as a Best Picture nominee? With a field of 10 this year and with NEON behind it, I certainly think it’s possible. What do you think, though? Let us know your thoughts though in the comments below or on our Twitter account.
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