This Is My Cinema | The BIFA Podcast

Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Jonas Poher Rasmussen

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In this episode director Jonas Poher Rasmussen spoke to actor and producer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about 2021 BIFA Best International Independent Film winner Flee, which Jonas directed and Nikolaj served as an executive producer on, along with former podcast guest Riz Ahmed. 

Flee tells the story of a man named Amin 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, and close friend, Jonas, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to modern Denmark.

Having made a name for himself through documentary radio and live action storytelling, Flee marks an ambitious and fruitful creative leap for Jonas, working in animation for the first time. Nikolaj Coster Waldau (who listeners will remember as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones), serves as an executive producer on the film and in this podcast they get into just what makes Flee so special, as well as their own journeys through film, including why keeping secrets is so important for acting, and why one of Jonas’s best reviews came from two strangers sharing a beer.

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