The animated documentary “Flee” has been selected to open the 14th edition of the Percé International Film and Art Festival, Les Percéides, which will be held from August 16 to 21.
From Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, “Flee,” a United States-Norway-France-Denmark co-production, garnered three Oscar nominations in 2021, including Best Documentary Film and best animated film, in addition to winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.
The documentary tells the true story of Amin, a man whose imminent marriage forces him to reveal for the first time his secret, kept for more than twenty years, which jeopardizes the life he built for himself as a child refugee, from Afghanistan to Denmark.
When the film was released, the director mentioned that he wanted to “give a face” to people forced into exile, at a time when the g government of his country is tightening the reception conditions.
The film will be screened in the brand new cinema Les Percéides, open since July 15, fitted out in the barn Charles Robin heritage site in the heart of the village of Percé.
The complete program for the 14th edition of the Festival will be unveiled on its website, this Wednesday from 3 p.m.