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, notably in the Best Documentary Film and Best Animated Film categories, in addition to putting hand over the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.
The documentary tells the real-life story of Amin, a man whose impending marriage forces him to have to reveal for the first time his secret, kept for more than twenty years, which jeopardizes the life he has built for himself as a refugee child, from Afghanistan to Denmark.
When the film was released, the director mentioned wanting to “give a face” to people forced into exile, at a time when the government of his country is tightening reception conditions.
The film will be screened in the brand new cinema Les Percéides, opened since July 15, housed in the Charles Robin heritage barn 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.