Window Horses - Behind the Curtains

This whole film started with a book, “The Essential Rumi”, adapted in to English by Coleman Barks, bought at the late great Pages Bookstore in Toronto, read in Germany at the Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Here we hear the voice of Shohreh Agdashloo, as Mehrnaz, interpret part of Rumi’s Masnevi. Payman Maadi recites it in the original Farsi. Louise Johnston interprets the poem visually by using backlit sand-on-glass animation technique.