Veteran animator Ann Marie Fleming joins forces with a dazzling array of guest cartoonists to go with her stellar jam session of vocal talents.
These begin with Sandra Oh as Rosie Ming, a Chinese-Persian Canadian who confronts family history when invited to a poetry festival in Iran.
Ellen Page and Nancy Kwan are among friends and family; when Rosie gets to Shiraz, the voices include Iranian film greats Peyman Moaadi (A Separation) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (Oscar-nominated for House of Sand and Fog), as well as Don McKellar as an unctuous German traveller.
The youth-aimed movie leans toward sentimentality and coincidence, but beautiful interludes of music and poetry add more deeply shaded complexity.
Places to go nearby
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The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen
Cooking school and delicatessen with classes for amateur enthusiasts.More info
The Smallflower Cake & Bakeshop
Gastown cafe offers up bread, sweets, soup, sandwiches, and salads.More info
Rustic, French-inspired cuisine, house-made charcuterie, and fresh-baked pastries. Brunch on the weekends.More info
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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Bustling seafood grill with steaks and an oyster bar.More info
Busy Belgian restaurant with moules frites and a selection of imported beers.More info