EO

NY and LA Critic’s Winner for Best Foreign Language Film

With his first film in seven years, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End, Moonlighting) 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.

in Polish, Italian, French and Spanish with English subtitles

CC DV

Running Time 96

Genre Drama, Foreign

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Starring
Sandra Drzymalska, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Mateusz Kosciukiewic, Isabelle Huppert

Directed by
Jerzy Skolimowski

Written by
Ewa Piaskowska Jerzy Skolimowski

Please Note: EO contains contains scenes of animals in abusive situations