Neon has released the first official trailer and poster for its Sundance winner Flee, the absorbing story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.
Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.
Originally set to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, which was canceled due to the pandemic, Flee was held until Sundance 2021 where it won the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema – Documentary, Nawabi finds himself on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.
The film is executive produced by Academy Award nominee Riz Ahmed and Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who will also provide the voices for the English language version of the film, which is set for release later this year.
Here is the trailer and poster.