Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
Directed by Ann Marie Fleming
Dazzling animation propels WINDOW HORSES: THE POETIC PERSIAN EPIPHANY OF ROSIE MING, a whimsical coming-of-age tale of creative discovery and familial revelations. Rosie Ming (Sandra Oh) is an aspiring poet who leads an otherwise dull existence in Vancouver with her loving and overprotective Chinese grandparents (Nancy Kwan and Eddy Ko). An unexpected invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, turns her perception of the world, her poetry and most importantly, her family, on its head.
Award-winning Director Ann Marie Fleming (THE MAGICAL LIFE OF LONG TACK SAM) draws from her graphic novel of the same name and revives her avatar, Stick Girl, in the role of Rosie Ming. Employing a wide-range of animation styles, WINDOW HORSES whisks viewers through histories of Iran’s great poets, like Rumi and Hafez, and across modern political conflicts. Together, they reveal certain truths about Rosie’s estranged father. WINDOW HORSES is a prescient reminder that art, in this case poetry, transcends borders and cultural divides.
WINDOW HORSES is an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and Canada’s Top 10 list, and recipient of the Best BC Film Award and Best Canadian Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
— Sierra Lee
Expected Guest in Attendance: Ann Marie Fleming (Director/Writer/Producer)
Producer/Writer/Editor: Ann Marie Fleming
Exec. Producer: Sandra Oh
Producers: Shirley Vercruysse, Michael Fukushima
Editors: Ileana Pietrobruno, Jean Denis Rouette
Cast: Sandra Oh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Nancy Kwan, Ellen Page