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  • Fox And The Whale
Showings
Uptown TheatreSat, Apr 15 11:30 AM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women and Film
Passages
Tags:Animation
Women Directors
Arts
Asian Interest
Coming-of-Age
Family Drama
Family Friendly
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2016
Runtime:88 min
Awards:ANIMAFICX Award - Gijón International Film Festival
Best Canadian Feature Film - Vancouver International Film Festival
Country:Canada
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:National Film Board of Canada
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/155891239
Cast/Crew
Director:Ann Marie Fleming
Producer:Ann Marie Fleming
Shirley Vercruysse
Michael Fukushima
Sandra Oh
Cinematographer:Kevin Langdale (Lead Design and Animation)
Screenwriter:Ann Marie Fleming
Editor:Ileana Pietrobruno
Ann Marie Fleming
Jean-Denis Rouette
Composer:Taymaz Saba
Principal Cast:Sandra Oh
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Ellen Page
Nancy Kwan
Camyar Chaichian
Don McKellar
Filmography:New Shoes ('93)
Automatic Writing ('96)
The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam ('03) The French Guy ('05)
Description

The only child of a Chinese mother and an Iranian father, young poet Rosie Ming lives with her Chinese grandparents after her mother’s death and father’s supposed abandonment. Now a young poet obsessed with France, and especially Paris, Rosie is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran. She finds herself in the company of poets from all over the world, especially Iranians, who share stories that make her question the story of her father’s disappearance.

This sweet animated film features the vocal work of Sandra Oh as Rosie, and even includes new work from acclaimed poet Taylor Mali.


Press

"Tapping a host of fellow animators to create a visually rich tapestry, director-writer-animator Ann Marie Fleming creates an entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identity and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry."Variety

"This is not just a visual treat, it's a rewarding and unexpectedly engrossing piece of female-led storytelling." - Screen Daily


Director’s Biography

Ann Marie Fleming: Ann Marie Fleming has been making award-winning films for over 25 years. She has over two dozen shorts, documentaries, and feature films to her credit, including the animated feature documentary, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam, which she adapted into a graphic novel that won Best Canadian Comic and was nominated for two Eisner Awards.


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