Window Horses

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

Presented by the National Film Board of Canada and The Cinematheque

Written and directed by award-winning Vancouver filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is an extraordinary animated tale of art, history, family, and culture. Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. When she is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, Rosie decides to embark on a trip that will change her life. 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. Voiced by a cast that includes Sandra Oh, Ellen Page and Don McKellar, Window Horses is a film about love, finding your own path, and learning how to forgive.

In Person: Ann Marie Fleming


This special public screening of Window Horses is presented as part of Taking the Creative Lead, a two-day masterclass for animation creatives designed to develop a set of tools to assist participants in their own creative development, led by some of B.C.’s finest animators. The masterclass is presented by The National Film Board of Canada and Creative BC in participation with Drawn Together Vancouver, and will be held at The Cinematheque on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2017. For more information or to register for the masterclass, please visit