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Flee (N/C 18+)

16 October

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.

This tender interview between film director Jonas and his school friend Amin, years after they first met, blossoms into an extraordinary story of love, survival and resilience. Vibrant animation paints the story of Amin’s departure from what had been a happy childhood home in Afghanistan, subsequently fractured by war, to his current life as a successful academic in Denmark.

As he prepares to take the next step in his commitment to long-term partner Kasper, Amin recalls his former fears of persecution and how there wasn’t a word for homosexuality in Afghanistan. Memories whirl up in brushstrokes: bright days from a child’s-eye view, the subdued hue of limbo, and the bright pink headphones that punctuate his story with bouncing carefree 1980s hits. Until now, Amin has never shared his full story, for a secret threatens to destabilise the life he has built. It’s a compelling film that contemplates the meaning of home.

A thrilling documentary made with a blend of animation and archive footage tells an immensely powerful tale of a gay Afghan survivor. ★★★★★

The Guardian

London Film Festival screening

This screening is part of BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. Information on the rest of the LFF screenings at GFT is available here.

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  • Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  • Cast Rashid Aitouganov
  • Country Denmark/France/Norway/Sweden
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Language Various languages with English subtitles
  • Running Time 1h23m
  • Certificate N/C 18+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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