Sandra Oh, Ellen Page and Don McKellar lend their voices to this warm and witty animated feature by Ann Marie Fleming about a young Canadian poet who undergoes a life-changing experience when she attends a poetry festival in Iran.
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Window Horses (Ann Marie Fleming, Canada)
Rosie is a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent. She lives in Vancouver with her overprotective but loving Chinese grandparents and dreams of an artistic and glamorous life abroad. An invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, rocks her boat, and though she has never travelled on her own, she decides to embark on the trip that will change her life.
In Iran, she meets fellow artists from around the world and locals who open her eyes to the nature of art. They become guides to Rosie’s own personal narrative as they offer new perspectives on the story of a father she thought had abandoned her. Her time in Shiraz will be a transformative one during which she will learn to ground herself by connecting with her own roots, both far and near.
The film seamlessly integrates different animation styles to express Rosie’s diverse experiences; an extraordinary tale of art, history, and family.