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Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

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Eve Eng
Hollie Lo ...
Karena Eng
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May-Lin Eng
Chit-Man Chan ...
Frank Eng
Ping Sun Wong ...
Grandmother
Joseph Siu ...
Uncle #8 (as Joseph Siu Kin Hing)
Shirley Ng ...
Auntie #8
Diane Buermans ...
Cousin Colleen
Franco Maravilla ...
Cousin Edward
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Sally
Pawan Gill ...
Surinder
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Sister Agnes
Julia Tortolano ...
Becky
Matias Hacker ...
Mr. Right
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God's Witness #1 - Fred
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Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking for some meaning for her life, especially after her mother, May-Lin Eng, miscarries, and her paternal grandmother passes away, the latter event particularly concerning not so much for the event itself but the circumstances leading to the death. The Engs follow traditional Buddhist philosophy, primarily as a cultural tradition. While her husband Frank Eng is away in China dealing with his mother's burial, May-Lin doesn't stop their eldest daughter, Karena Eng, from pursuing knowledge of and eventual faith in Christianity, most specifically Catholicism. May-Lin sees it as a cushion for ensuring a good life and good after-life, as much of Christian teaching follows that of Buddhism anyway. Eve follows in her sister's footsteps. While Karena becomes a devout Catholic to the expense of her Buddhist ... Written by Huggo

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Feature film debut of Alexander Ludwig. See more »

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In one of the classroom scenes, the capital of Ontario, Canada is marked as "Ottawa". Ottawa is the capital of Canada, but Toronto is the capital of Ontario. See more »

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Beautiful People
Performed by Melanie
Written by Melanie Safka
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interesting religious coming-of-age
6 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Chinese Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966 the year of the fire horse which happens every 60 years. Children born then are notorious for being strong-willed and people used to drown them in the river. Her mother chops down an apple tree which is bad luck and she becomes sick having a miscarriage. Then her grandmother dies and her father has to bury her back in China. Her older sister Karena starts following Christianity after getting a book from 2 Jehovah's Witnesses. Despite being Buddhists, her mother sends them to Sunday school. Two Gods are better than one. While Karena becomes a true believer, Eve's imagination leads her on her own path.

I don't know how autobiographical this movie actually is but it feels very authentic. I love the naturalistic style of the movie. It can feel a little meandering but again that adds to its naturalism. The story may not have a destination but the journey is great. The girls are fabulous. They're amateurs but has the sisterly feel. I also love that some of the side characters take unexpected and realistic turns.


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