24 February 2006

Eve & the Fire Horse

Hubby and I went out for a film-friendly evening. We saw Eve & the Fire Horse -- which I highly recommend -- and since it was the Victoria premiere of an independent /low budget Canadian film, the writer/director Julia Kwan and one of the producers, Erik Paulsson were in attendance to answer questions after the show.

We also attended a pre-film panel discussion with Kwan, Paulsson and the assistant director, David Mills. The panel was hosted by CineVic and put together by our friend M. who had seen Eve and the Fire Horse at the Vancouver Film Festival (it also played at the Toronto and Sundance festivals).

The story is set in Vancouver in the 1970s and centres around Eve and her sister Karena who have been raised Buddhists but are introduced to Catholicism at a critical time for their family. If you have a chance, I highly recommend this film -- it is sad, funny, irreverant and intelligent. In fact you might even want to go out of your way to see it.

If you are in Victoria, it's currently playing at the Odeon.

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