A donkey named EO encounters the breadth of humanity on his human-directed, misbegotten journeys, meeting people both loving and evil, and feeling all the joy and pain sentient beings experience along the way. Played by six Sardinian donkey look-alikes, two of whom New York Times critic Manohla Dargis believes deserve Oscar nominations along with the film and its director, EO becomes a mesmerizing protagonist who carries this visually stunning film all on his own. Director Jerzy Skolimowski presents a kaleidoscopic vision of modern Europe through his big, brown, expressive eyes. This NYT Critic’s Pick has already won multiple awards, including a Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and Best Cinematography from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Oscar Nomination for Best International Feature
“EO is an astonishment and so too is this wild, boldly expressionistic movie that conveys the life of its largely silent protagonist with a bare minimum of dialogue.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, NYT Critic's Pick
“The beasts give EO an authenticity beyond human acting, without the trappings of rational meaning. Behind the veil of Skolimowski’s bravura technique, life simply is.” — J. Hoberman, The Nation
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Polish, Italian, English, French, Spanish