Flee15

Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Denmark | 2021 | 1h 29m | Danish & Dari w/ English subtitles | Starring Amin Nawabi, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari

After years of keeping his past a secret, Amin Nawabi recounts the extraordinary true story of how he fled Afghanistan when he was a child. Depicting one refugee’s experience through vivid and immersive animation, this outstanding documentary presents a moving memoir of struggle and self-discovery. Nominated for three Academy Awards (including Best Documentary) and two BAFTAs.

Reviews

‘It’s an ingenious way to tell a story that’s both extraordinary and commonplace: only with the teller’s anonymity tactfully preserved can the tale itself be hauled fully into the light.’
★★★★★
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘Flee is a remarkably humanising and complex film, expanding and expounding the kind of story that’s too easily simplified.’
★★★★★
Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

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We showed Flee between March 4, 2022 and March 17, 2022.

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Today (Monday 17th June)

18:00

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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