Window Horses

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Narratively as well as visually, Window Horses eschews unnecessary trappings, proving classic storytelling and animation are still more than enough to draw viewers in.



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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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  • There's nothing particularly profound in all of this... but "Window Horses" is smart enough to know that it's a pretty straightforward, beautiful and informative little film that doesn't need to take itself too seriously.

    Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • You have to admire an animator who can make a star out of a stick figure, and that's just what Canadian filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming has accomplished.

    Jan 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 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.

    Nov 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.

    Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Throughout, writer/director Ann Marie Fleming demonstrates an adeptness at storytelling.

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

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