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Directed by Ann Marie Fleming

Canada 2016 85 mins. In English

Vancouver animator Ann Marie Fleming’s first animated feature is an extraordinary tale of art, history, and family. Rosie (Sandra Oh), a young poet of Chinese and Persian descent, lives with her overprotective but loving Chinese grandparents but dreams of an artistic and glamorous life in Paris. An invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, thrills her, and though she has never travelled on her own, she embarks on a trip that will change her life. Integrating a range of animation styles, Flemings tells a universal multicultural tale. Best British Columbian Film and Best Canadian Film, Vancouver International Film Festival.

Sponsored by LAIKA

Reviews: RogerEbert.com, Variety

Interviews: Interview with Ann Marie Fleming at Sight & Sound, Interview with Ann Marie Fleming at TIFF

Filmography: The French Guy (2005), The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (2003), Lip Service: A Mystery (2001), Automatic Writing (1996)