Director: Jerzy Skolimowski Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jacek Murański, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Mateusz Murański, Sandra Drzymalska
Country: Poland, Italy
Language: Polish, Italian, English, French
About the film:
Jury Prize winner, 2022 Cannes Film Festival
EO (2022) was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.
The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside in a journey marked by absurdity and warmth in equal measure.
Legendary filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, placing the viewer directly in the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist.
About the filmmaker:
Jerzy Skolimowski is a filmmaker, scriptwriter, actor, poet and painter. He graduated in Ethnography from Warsaw University in 1959 and attended the prestigious Polish Film School in Lódz. Together with Roman Polanski, he wrote the screenplay for Polanski’s film Knife in the Water (1962). Skolimowski has directed more than 20 films inside and outside Poland since his 1960 debut The Menacing Eye. In 1967, he won the Golden Bear in Berlin for his film Le départ (1967). For The Shout (1978), he was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes. Skolimowski has twice won the Venice Special Jury Prize – in 1985 for The Lightship and in 2010 for Essential Killing. He received the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.See our upcoming films