Road movie with a difference. The fascinating and often-harrowing fable of a donkey named EO, whose life becomes uncertain after losing his circus home. This donkey’s-eye view of the world sees mankind in all its madness; the laughter and the cruelty; the kindness and the killing; the love and the hatred intertwined. With breathtaking imagery and a bare minimum of dialogue, EO is a donkey-driven drama that’ll stubbornly stick with you long after the credits roll.
At 85 years of age, with over 20 feature films and major accolades behind him, legendary Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski is creating some of his finest work. EO is a thrilling and empathetic piece of filmmaking that compels us to see the world differently. The film premiered at the 75th Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize, tying with The Eight Mountains. Numerous other awards have followed. Submitted as Poland’s official entry, EO earned an Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards earlier this year.
A beguiling and often brutal look at the life of a donkey, this hijacks your heart, your mind, your ears and your eyes from start to finish.
Alex Godfrey, Empire Magazine
EO is vigorous, stylish, imaginative filmmaking, full of surprising narrative and tonal shifts. Stunning cinematography, a wonderful score, and empathy for our hoofed antagonist make this one of the year’s best films.
Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills
EO 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
EO is a marvel, a singular vision. You’ll poke holes in it, question it, be immersed in it, and you won’t see anything quite like it for a long time.
John Serba, Decider
Animal adventure as psychedelic dream, EO is that rarest of things: a narrative film that actively decentres the human perspective in pursuit of a new way of seeing.
Luke Goodsell, ABC News
Pure, tender cinema is rare nowadays, but EO delivers.
Alejandra Martinez, Austin Chronicle