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Director  Julia Kwan
Budget  1.5 million USD
Writer  Julia Kwan
Language  English Cantonese
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  Canada
Eve and the Fire Horse movie poster
Release date  September 9, 2005 (Toronto Film Festival) January 27, 2006
Music director  Rob Simonsen, Mychael Danna
Cast  Hollie Lo, Alexander Ludwig (Kevin), Vivian Wu, Phoebe Jojo Kut, Lester Chit Man Chan
Similar movies  Double Happiness (1994), American Venus (2007), The Five Senses (1999), Love Come Down (2000), My Life Without Me (2003)

Eve Eng (Phoebe Jojo Kut) is the 9-year-old daughter of Buddhist Chinese immigrants living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Although Eve has been raised with her familys traditional Chinese beliefs, she begins to doubt that their religion can see her family through a string of misfortunes. Much to the dismay of their traditionally-minded family members, Eve and her equally independent sister, Karena (Hollie Lo), take a new and unusual path: they discover Catholicism.


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Eve and the Fire Horse is a 2005 Canadian film written and directed by Julia Kwan. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Claude Jutra Award for the best feature film by a first-time film director in Canada.

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Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown into the mix, life for Eve and her 11-year-old prim and authoritative sister , Karena, escalates into a fantasia of catastrophe, sainthood and cultural confusion. The journey of a young girl and her sister striving to grow up in world where childhood is lonely and the world is full of wonder.


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Eve, a precocious nine-year-old with an overactive imagination, was born in the Year of the Fire Horse, notorious among Chinese families for producing the most troublesome children. Dinners around Eve’s family table are a raucous affair, where old world propriety and new world audacity mix in even measure. But as summer approaches, it seems like Eve’s carefree childhood days are behind her.

When her mother chops down their apple tree — a superstitious omen — bad luck worms its way into their family in unexpected, tragic ways. Forced to grow up too fast, Eve learns to take pleasure in life’s small gifts — like a goldfish she believes to be the reincarnated spirit of her beloved grandmother.

Meanwhile, Eve’s older sister Karena is going through changes of her own, exploring a newfound fascination with Christianity. Soon, crucifixes pop up next to the Buddha in the family’s house, and Eve must contend with a Sunday school class where her wild imagination is distinctly out of place.

Caught between her sister’s quest for premature sainthood and her own sense of right and wrong, Eve faces the challenges of childhood with fanciful humor and wide-eyed wonder. Along the way, she proves that sometimes the most troublesome children are the ones that touch our hearts most deeply.


  • Phoebe Jojo Kut as Eve Eng
  • Hollie Lo as Karena Eng
  • Vivian Wu as May Lin Eng
  • Lester (Chit Man) Chan as Frank
  • Ping Sun Wong as Grandma
  • Joseph Siu Kin Hing as Uncle #8
  • Shirley Ng as Auntie #8
  • Diane Buermans as Cousin Colleen
  • Franco Maravilla as Cousin Edward
  • Jessica Amlee as Sally
  • Pawan Gill as Surinder
  • Wendy Russell as Sister Agnes
  • Julia Tortolano as Becky
  • Matias Hacker as Karenas Teacher
  • Chris Shields as Fred
  • Todd McGowan as Jeff
  • Jennifer Cheon as Goddess
  • Gary Young as Jesus
  • Francis Mah as Buddha
  • Alan Cedargreen as Priest
  • Herb Beaverstone as Mr. Wicker
  • Jan Bos as Mr. Parker
  • Tanya Champoux as Mrs. Leeds
  • Alexus Dumont as Amanda
  • Alexander Ludwig as Kevin
  • Keanu Pires as Tony
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