EVE AND THE FIRE HORSE Director: Julia Kwan
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 6pm; Saturday, May 19, 2pm
Cast: Vivian Wu, Hollie Lo, Chan Chit, Phoebe JoJo Kut
Canada | 2005 | 92 mins | color | narrative | English, Cantonese w/ES
If Jesus and Buddha dance in the moonlight, who will lead? For imaginative young Eve, such questions are of paramount importance. Growing up as a 2nd generation Chinese in the suburbs of Toronto, Eve seeks to get rid of the bad luck of her birth year, that of the troublesome and rebellious Firehorse. In the hope that by adding the most ingredients she can make the best dish, Eve mixes the superstitions of her relatives with the mystical orders of the Bible and awaits a higher enlightenment.
Eve and the Fire Horse brings new insights and intelligence to the genre of films that discuss immigrant lives and generation gaps. Cleverly exploiting the melancholy clichés that saturate melodramas about Chinese culture, Eve and the Fire Horse manages to reveal and mock the stereotypes that it uses. The end result is a film with a refreshing honesty - the kind of honesty that only a child possesses.
Official Website: http://www.asiancinevision.org/screenings05_07.html#eve
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