The public have chosen to award the 2021 Audience Award to Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway, 2020).
Made mainly with stunning animation to preserve the anonymity of its characters, Flee embarks the audience on a refugee’s harrowing journey to find asylum abroad, as well as his intimate relationship with homosexuality.
“For me Visions du Réel has always signaled quality, bravery and good taste in moviemaking. And while I would of course have loved to be there in person, it’s really special to know that Flee made it to Nyon without me and met the audience who appreciated the film so much that they wanted to give it this award. I’m truly grateful”, said Jonas Poher Rasmussen.
The Audience Award of the Grand Angle Competition is sponsored by the City of Nyon and endowed with CHF 10,000.