Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love — love of family, poetry, history, and culture.
Twenty-year-old poet Rosie Ming lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents, never having traveled anywhere alone. When she’s invited to perform at a poetry festival in Iran, she meets colorful poets and Persians, and finally learns more about the Iranian father who she had assumed abandoned her. Rosie embarks on an unwitting journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and understanding, as she discovers her father’s past and her own cultural identity.
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.
The film’s voice actors include Sandra Oh (Rosie), Ellen Page (Kelly, Rosie’s best friend), Don McKellar (a young poet named Dietmar), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Mehrnaz, a professor at the University of Tehran) and Nancy Kwan (Gloria, Rosie’s overprotective grandmother). More than a dozen animators, including Kevin Langdale, Janet Perlman, Bahram Javaheri and Jody Kramer, worked on the film with Fleming.
Run Time: 1 hr 25 min
This film is not rated