Directed by Jerzy Skolimowsky

Directed and co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski, EO is a strikingly beautiful and mesmerising vision of modern Europe as seen through the eyes of a donkey. 

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. During his travels, he encounters an eclectic cast of characters, including a countess (Isabelle Huppert), a young Italian priest (Lorenzo Zurzolo) and a riotous Polish football team. 

Inspired by Robert Bresson’s 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar, legendary filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski’s visually inventive film places the viewer directly in the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist. EO’s epic journey sees him experience cruelty and kindness, while bearing witness to the follies and triumphs of humanity. 

This film contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

88 minutes

English, French, Italian and Polish

Full English

Country of origin:
Italy and Poland

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