Film Screening as part of BrisAsia Festival 2018
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winner: Best Animated Feature Film
Rosie Ming, 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.
Window Horses is an 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, 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.
Presented by Brisbane City Council, Asia Pacific Screen Awards and SunPAC
Now in its sixth year, BrisAsia Festival will be held over three weeks from Saturday 10 February until Sunday 4 March 2018 with more than 80 events across Brisbane. The program features some of the finest food, dance, music, film, fashion and visual arts providing a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the influence of contemporary and traditional Asian culture on our city.