Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Flee, an animated LGBTQ documentary, gets 3 Oscars nominations


Flee is a 2021 Danish animated docudrama film directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen. The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

The film follows Amin Nawabi, who, on the verge of marrying his husband, shares his story for the first time about his hidden past fleeing his home country of Afghanistan to Denmark as a refugee.

Flee received unanimous acclaim from film festivals and critics, with critical praise for animation, story, thematic content, subject matter, and LGBTQ representation.

It garnered numerous awards, mainly for animated and documentary categories. At Sundance, the film won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary section, and it won the award for Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. It also won NBR Freedom of Expession.

Now, it is nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature; it earned 2 categories for British Academy Film Awards; 4 nominations at the Annie Awards, and 3 Academy awards nominations (the Oscars), for Best Animated Feature, best Documentary and Best International Feature. 

Watch the movie at home here, and watch the trailer below:

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