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Window Horses (2017)

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Rosie Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh - Grey's Anatomy, Sideways), 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.

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The writing in "Window Horses" is unaffected and lovely, with each poem animated in a different style to reflect the variety of life on display.

November 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Many independent animated films in recent years have adopted a hand-drawn and/or collage-heavy aesthetic, but few are quite as heartfelt and charming as Ann Marie Fleming's Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming.

November 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Refreshingly devoid of talking animals and anthropomorphic vehicles, Ann Marie Fleming's "Window Horses" is a lovely surprise of a stirringly original animated feature.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Throughout, writer/director Ann Marie Fleming demonstrates an adeptness at storytelling.

March 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In the film's finest moments, as a generous Iranian host explains traditional Farsi poetry, the animation and the themes mingle and explode in a riot of cross-cultural colour ...

March 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…
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