CANADA | ORIGINAL VERSION: ENGLISH | SUBTITLES: FRENCH
Ann Marie Fleming, one of Canada’s most beloved animators, is back with an extraordinary tale of art, history, and family. Rosie is a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent, living in Vancouver with her overprotective but loving Chinese grandparents and dreaming of an artistic and glamorous life abroad. An invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, rocks her boat, and though she has never travelled on her own, she decides to embark on the trip that will change her life. In Iran, Rosie meets fellow artists who become guides to her own narrative, offering new perspectives on the story of a father she thought had abandoned her. Voiced by an all-star cast that includes Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, and Don McKellar, the characters display the intelligence and humour typical of Fleming’s work. The film seamlessly integrates different animation styles to express diverse experiences; the richness of this world is presented for the audience to marvel at with the same wide-eyed wonder as Rosie.
Director: Ann Marie Fleming
Cast: Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sandra Oh
Duration: 85 minutes