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

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  • 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

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

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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