Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Denmark, 2021

89 min.DK/DocumentaryAnimation

An animated documentary telling the true story about a man’s need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time, he is sharing his story with his close friend.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Flugt
Danish title Flugt
Keywords Afghanistan, Afghan refugees, Russia, Refugees, Refugee Children, Homosexuality, Denmark, 2020-2030
Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Screenplay Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Producer Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte de La Gournerie
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Composer Uno Helmersson
Casting Gro Terp
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures
International sales Cinephil - Philippa Kowarsky Production Ltd.
Danish theatrical release 17.06.2021
Online release 11.02.2022, Filmcentralen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
Co-production Sun Creature Studio, Vivement Lundi, MostFilms, Mer Film, ARTE France, VPRO - Television
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Copenhagen Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, MEDIA (EU), Région Bretagne, Pictanovo, CNC, Procirep, Angoa
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures


Direction Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Director: animation Kenneth Ladekjær
Casting Gro Terp


Screenplay Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Script consultant Eskil Vogt
Script consultant Rasmus Heisterberg
Storyboard supervisor Kenneth Ladekjær
Storyboard Mads Juul


Producer Monica Hellström
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Producer Charlotte de La Gournerie
Co-producer Jean-François Le Corre
Co-producer Mathieu Courtois
Co-producer Charlotte Most
Co-producer Maria Ekerhovd
Executive producer Philippa Kowarsky
Line producer Charlotte Sanchez
Line producer Tanguy Olivier
Production manager Danaï Katopodi
Production manager Maria Kristensen
Production manager Esther Nissen
Production manager Maja Riis
Production manager Thomas Fenger
Production assistant Christine Snitkjaer


Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen


Composer Uno Helmersson


Art director Jessica Nicholls


Concept artist Arnaud Tribout
Design Simon Lee
Character design Mikkel Sommer
Character design Kenneth Ladekjær
Prop designer Birk von Brockdorff Pedersen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Documentary Award 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022
Producing Award 2021 New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2021
Audience Award 2021 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2021
Grand Prix 2021 Warszawa, Against Gravity Postponed to Sep. 2021
Best Film on Psychology 2021 Warszawa, Against Gravity Postponed to Sep. 2021
Special Mention 2021 Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2021
Crystal Award for Best Feature 2021 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021
Gan Foundation Distriution Award 2021 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021
Best Original Music Score Award 2021 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021
Best Film 2021 Bologna, Biografilm 2021
Audience Award 2021 Nyon, Visions du Réel 2021
Best Documentary Film 2021 Göteborg International Film Festival 2021
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary 2021 Sundance Film Festival 2021

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022-01-06
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2021-12-11
Amsterdam, IDFA 2021-11-17
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2021-11-10
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2021-11-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2021-11-03
Dokufest Prizren 2021-11-01
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2021-10-25
El Gouna Film Festival 2021-10-14
Hamptons Film Festival 2021-10-07
London Film Festival 2021-10-06
Reykjavik Film Festival 2021-09-30
Zürich Film Festival 2021-09-23
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2021-09-16
Toronto International Film Festival 2021-09-09
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2021-09-03
Telluride Film Festival 2021-09-02
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2021-08-24
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2021-08-21
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021-08-20
Melbourne Film Festival 2021-08-05
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2021-06-14
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2021-06-10
Bologna, Biografilm 2021-06-04
Seattle International Film Festival 2021-05-01
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2021-04-16
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2021-04-08
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021-04-01
ZagrebDox 2021-03-01
Göteborg International Film Festival 2021-01-29
Sundance Film Festival 2021-01-28
Cannes, Festival de 2020-05-12
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