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14 International Film Awards including:

Jury Prize – 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Best International Film – New York Film Critics Circle
Best Film Not in the English Language & Best Cinematography – L.A. Film Critics Association
One of the Top 5 International Films of the Year! – National Board of Review

Shortlisted for the 2023 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

With his first film in seven years, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End) directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a nomadic gray donkey named EO. After being removed from the traveling circus, which is the only life he’s ever known, EO begins a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness in equal measure, all the while observing the follies and triumphs of humankind. During his travels, EO is both helped and hindered by a cast of characters including a young Italian priest (Lorenzo Zurzolo), a Countess (Isabelle Huppert), and a rowdy Polish soccer team. Loosely inspired by Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar, and featuring immersive, stunning cinematography by Michal Dymek coupled with Pawel Mykietyn’s resonant score, Skolimowski’s film puts the viewer in the perspective of its four-legged protagonist. EO’s journey speaks to the world around us, an equine hero boldly pointing out societal ills, and serving as warning to the dangers of neglect and inaction, all while on a quest for freedom.

Poland | Italy, 2022, 88 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, Polish, Italian, English, French w/ English subtitles

  • “’EO’ is an astonishment and so too is this wild, boldly expressionistic movie…”

    – Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • “As an animal lover, the poignant ‘EO’ truly spoke to me and affected me deeply. It’s one of the most beautiful and meaningful films of the year, both inside and out.”

    – Louisa Moore, SCREEN ZEALOTS
  • “A thrillingly imaginative piece of filmmaking: a strange, haunting epic about a donkey that couldn't feel more of our moment.”

    – John Powers, NPR
  • “Hypnotic, transcendent filmmaking from start to breathtaking finish.”

    – Frank J. Avella, EDGE MEDIA NETWORK
  • “May be one of the greatest movies ever made about the spirit of animals, as much as we can know it.”

    – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME MAGAZINE
  • “A mesmerizing, exhilarating and poignant journey.”

    – Avi Offer, NYC MOVIE GURU
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