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Features, Friday, Saturday, The Screening Room

Window Horses – The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Director: Ann Marie Fleming

Principal Cast: Sandra Oh, Don McKellar, Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Language: English, Farsi, Mandarin with English subtitles

Runtime: 89 minutes


dir. Ava Brown-Mantha

Friday, March 3

6:20 pm

The Screening Room

Saturday, March 4

4:00 pm

The Screening Room

Presented with support from


WINDOW HORSES is a feature-length animated film about a young Canadian poet who embarks on a whirlwind voyage of discovery—of herself, her family, love, history, and the nature of poetry. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, and featuring the voices of Sandra Oh, Don McKellar, Ellen Page, Nancy Kuan, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, the film is filled with poems and histories created by a variety of artists and animators, who set out to blend a vast myriad of differences between cultures, philosophies, arts, and time frames.


Twenty-year-old poet Rosie Ming lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents, never having travelled anywhere alone. When she’s invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, she meets colourful 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.


WINDOW HORSES takes a sensitive, subtle, and playful look at building bridges between cultural and generational divides. It’s a film about being curious, staying open, and finding your own voice through the magic of poetry. It’s a film about identity and the imagination.