Window Horses Reviews

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February 6, 2019
It's a joy to watch.
October 5, 2018
The problem is that it usually succumbs to the ungovernable forces of cloying melodrama and didacticism. [Full review in Spanish]
August 28, 2018
The animation is simplistic, but highly evocative, serving the story well and allowing for viewers to use their imaginations in time with Fleming's well honed screenplay.
August 14, 2018
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.
January 31, 2018
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.
December 21, 2017
Now if the Iranians followed only their rich tradition of storytelling and poetry!
November 21, 2017
Canadian girl travels to Iran in animated dramedy.
November 13, 2017
Rosie's belated search for her father is affecting but in the end too familiar, and the film's insistence upon her preciousness grows tiring in light of the more devastating personal and political stories unfolding all around her.
November 9, 2017
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 7, 2017
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.
September 29, 2017
Satisfying on both an emotional and intellectual level, Window Horses is an animated film any family can enjoy.
September 29, 2017
Art, language and culture coalesce in this stirring animated tale about a young poet, of Iranian and Chinese descent, who discovers her heritage and her voice.
September 28, 2017
Refreshingly devoid of talking animals and anthropomorphic vehicles, Ann Marie Fleming's "Window Horses" is a lovely surprise of a stirringly original animated feature.
August 17, 2017
Like a poem, Window Horses evolves into a story of love. Love for art, love of family, and ultimately (hopefully) love of self.
July 20, 2017
By getting very specific about the alienation Rosie has experienced as a Chinese-Iranian Canadian, Ann Marie Fleming gets at something more universal about displacement and diaspora.
June 13, 2017
"Window Horses" takes her animated avatar, 'Stick Girl', and make her the blank slate for the audience to be projected upon.
March 10, 2017
Throughout, writer/director Ann Marie Fleming demonstrates an adeptness at storytelling.
March 10, 2017
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 9, 2017
It's lovely to watch how Fleming finds a way to express verse in animation.
March 8, 2017
Take my advice and don't wait for Window Horses to show up on iTunes; see it as soon as you can. Take friends. Share the poetry.
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