The film “Flee” competes for 3 Oscars: Best Animated Feature Film, Best International Feature Film, Best Documentary

This year, a film competes for Best Picture in three different Oscar categories: Best Animated Feature Film, Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary. Flee is a powerful true story about a refugee from Afghanistan and his journey to a better life.

It’s something he’s kept hidden for more than 20 years.

For the film’s director, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, who co-wrote the film with the man who lived it, Flee became a project that took almost a decade to complete.

“We were friends when we were teenagers and he came to my little Danish hometown all by himself one day from Afghanistan and stayed with a family around the corner in a foster home. And even then I was curious about his story. But he didn’t want to talk about it,” Rasmussen said. “I knew it was rare to do an animated documentary. But it really started with a conversation between me and a friend in my living room. And we didn’t think that it would be a feature. So it’s like, to be here after nine years is just amazing.”

“It has that perspective that goes back 20 years and then to today to really understand what it’s like to be a refugee and what it costs and also the history of Afghanistan,” said producer Monica Hellstrom.

We’ll see how “Flee” fares on Oscar Sunday, March 27th.

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