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Window Horses

(The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)
Canada 2016. Dir: Ann Marie Fleming. 88 min. DCP

OPENING NIGHT | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
RECEPTION, REFRESHMENTS & ANN MARIE FLEMING IN PERSON

6:30pm - Doors
7:30pm - Introduction & Screening of Window Horses

Vancouver filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, one of Canada’s most beloved animators, crafts an extraordinary tale of art, history, and family. Rosie, a young poet of Chinese and Persian descent, lives in Vancouver with her overprotective but loving Chinese grandparents but 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. Voiced by a cast that includes Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, and Don McKellar, and displaying Fleming’s typical intelligence and humour, the film seamlessly integrates different animation styles; the richness of its world is presented for us to marvel at with the same wide-eyed wonder as Rosie. Best B.C. Film & Best Canadian Feature Film, VIFF. — Magali Simard, TIFF


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REVIEWS

"An entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identify and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry."

Variety | full review

"Charming ... A rewarding and unexpectedly engrossing piece of female-led storytelling."

Screen Daily | full review