Eve and the Fire Horse (2006)

Eve and the Fire Horse (2006)




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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.
Comedy , Drama
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Vivian Wu
as May Lin Eng
Hollie Lo
as Karena Eng
Phoebe Kut
as Eve Eng
Herb Beaverstone
as Mr. Wicker
Jan Bos
as Mr. Parker
Diane Buermans
as Colleen
Tanya Champoux
as Mrs. Leeds
Jennifer Cheon
as Goddess
Alexus Dumont
as Amanda
Pawan Gill
as Surinder
Matias Hacker
as Mr. Right
Wendy Russell
as Sister Agnes
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Critic Reviews for Eve and the Fire Horse

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Both a finely wrought period piece and a slice of delicately captured childhood.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Top Critic

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

January 27, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 9, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 26, 2007

The script's wry humour and Kwan's sure touch with her cast save it from becoming too sombre or too sentimental. In fact, she's created something rare: a family movie that makes keen observations about family life.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007

Audience Reviews for Eve and the Fire Horse


The comparison film is Whale Rider which was so much more effective. This effort doesn't quite cut it.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

It's well-intentioned, and has some very good stuff, but it's also, at times, almost unendurably precious and cutesy. The most memorable part for me was the family driving around in a fancy new car with Pilot's "Magic" blasting on the soundtrack.

Davey Morrison Dillard
Davey Morrison Dillard

Beautiful journey of innocent girls go through the phases,religious beliefs and imaginations in this beautiful narrative story. The little girl Eve is just brilliant. Fantastic, artistic movie with sad moments.

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Latifa Mystique

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