Eve and the Fire Horse


Eve and the Fire Horse

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Two impressionable young sisters find their fledgling religious beliefs leading them toward opposite ends of the spectrum following a series of family misfortunes in this drama from Canadian filmmaker Julia Kwan. Eve (Phoebe Jojo Kut) and her sister Karena (Hollie Lo) were raised by Buddhist parents who showed only a passing interest in their faith. When the family suffers a series of setbacks, elder daughter Karena looks to Catholicism as a means of improving her family's lot in life as her strong-willed younger sister Eve -- born under the sign of the fire horse -- opts for a unique blend of Buddhism and Catholicism that is entirely her own creation.


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Critic Reviews for Eve and the Fire Horse

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (3)

  • At times Eve plays like an unshaped memoir. What makes the film almost satisfying is that [director] Kwan has given us a charming and lovingly realized world. But halfway is still only halfway.

    Jul 6, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Both a finely wrought period piece and a slice of delicately captured childhood.

    Jun 20, 2007 | Full Review…

    Ken Eisner

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  • One of the most enchanting and memorable films made in this country.

    Jan 27, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Eve & the Fire Horse has a kind of poetry that lifts it above the typical drama of immigrant life and gives [Kwan's] characters a lasting poignancy.

    Sep 10, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Fire Horse is a nice enough film, but at the risk of being a curmudgeon, I am hard pressed to see what all the fuss is about. In this fashion, it is intensely Canadian, nice without being too much of anything else.

    Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The incomplete storylines really do a disservice to Horse's fascinating characters and to those of us watching who feel like part of the family.

    Sep 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eve and the Fire Horse

  • Jun 27, 2013
    The comparison film is Whale Rider which was so much more effective. This effort doesn't quite cut it.
    John B Super Reviewer

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