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Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming.

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather be in Paris.

She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all who tell her stories that force her to confront her past; the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of Poetry itself.

It’s about building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.

Rosie goes on an unwitting journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and perhaps above all, understanding, through learning about her father’s past, her own cultural identity, and her responsibility to it.

Voice actors: Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Don McKellar, Nancy Kwan.

"Refreshingly devoid of talking animals and anthropomorphic vehicles, Ann Marie Fleming's "Window Horses" is a lovely surprise of a stirringly original animated feature."

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

"In the film's finest moments, as a generous Iranian host explains traditional Farsi poetry, the animation and the themes mingle and explode in a riot of cross-cultural colour"

Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

"The writing in "Window Horses" is unaffected and lovely, with each poem animated in a different style to reflect the variety of life on display."

Teo Bugbee, New York Times

Movie Info

Directed by Ann Marie Fleming
89 Minutes

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