WINDOW HORSES - THE POETIC PERSIAN EPIPHANY OF ROSIE MING

By Ann Marie FLEMING

NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA / OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA - as SALES All rights

Animation - Completed 2016

A feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Wide Angle
Bucheon International Animation Festival 2016
Jury Prize - Feature Film
Reel Asian International Film Festival 2016
Best Canadian Feature Film Award
Vancouver IFF 2016
Best Canadian Feature Film Award
Animasyros- International Animation Festival and Forum 2016
Audience Prize
Vancouer IFF 2016
Best BC Film Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ann Marie FLEMING
    • Producer(s)
    • Shirley VERCRUYSSE (NFB), Ann marie FLEMING (Stickgirl Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture.

      Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to 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 who tell her stories that force her to confront her past: the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of poetry itself. The film is 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.

      The film’s voice actors include Sandra Oh (Rosie), Ellen Page (Kelly, Rosie’s best friend), Don McKellar (a young poet named Dietmar), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Mehrnaz, a professor at the University of Tehran) and Nancy Kwan (Gloria, Rosie’s overprotective grandmother). More than a dozen animators, including Kevin Langdale, Janet Perlman, Bahram Javaheri and Jody Kramer, worked on the film with Fleming.
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