This week on End Credits, we’re running. Our movie of the week almost literally has “run” in the title as it tells the story of man who spent almost the entirety of his youth trying to escape. For the review this week, we’re watching the three-time Academy Award-nominated movie Flee, and before that we’re going to run through some other movies about escape.
This Wednesday, April 20, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
Escape Fan. This week’s movie is about one man’s struggle to escape, which made us think about other movies where someone or some people are trying to escape, whether that’s a physical escape or a mental one. So to kick off the show, we’re going to talk about some of the best escape movies, including flights from prison, captivity in a small enclosed space, and getting off the post-apocalyptic penal colony that’s the island of Los Angeles.
REVIEW: Flee (2021). Never before has there been one movie nominated as the Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature, and Best International Film, but Flee did it. The hat trick was received for a film that tells the story of a man named Amin Nawabi, who, as a kid, escapes the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and then has to escape Russia in the last, corruption-filled days of Communism. Can you tell the deeply personal true story of escape and solitude using animation? It turns out you can, but is Flee as good as its three big Oscar noms?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.