Canada, 2016, 85 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Ann Marie Fleming, Rated PG and recommended for children ages 9+, presented in English
"An entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identity and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry." – Alissa Simon, Variety
Rosie Ming wants nothing more than to live the life of a Parisian poet. Instead, the only child of a Chinese mother and Iranian father lives in Canada with her over-protective grandparents. She’s overjoyed to receive an unexpected invitation to a poetry festival, but has some misgivings upon realizing that it’s not in Paris, but in Iran. Culture shock upon arrival soon gives way to total fascination as she (and the audience) discovers the area's rich artistry and storytelling. With the help of new friends, Rosie uncovers her connection to Iran, her inspiration, and her own artistic voice. Anne Marie Fleming’s adaptation of her own graphic novel beautifully mixes animation styles to create a testament to the value of identity and the power of art to bridge cultures and generations. Recommended ages 9+
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