Window Horses

An entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identity and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry.


Window Horses

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.

The film’s voice actors include Oh, Ellen Page (
Juno, Inception), and Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog).

World Premiere - Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection - Busan International Film Festival

“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.” -Norman Winner, NOW Toronto

“This is not just a visual treat, it’s a rewarding and unexpectedly engrossing piece of female-led storytelling.” -Wendy Ice, Screen International
Not Rated
Animated, Women and Film
Ann Marie Fleming
Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sandra Oh
Wendy Ide, Screen International

Rosie Ming is twenty years-old and has never left Canada and the overprotective embrace of her loving, smothering Chinese grandparents. She works in a fast food outlet. But Rosie is also a poet. And somehow, her covertly written first volume of verse, a self-published book titled ‘My Eye-full Poems ...

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