Dec. 7, 2022: EO

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Poland/Italy 2022
Polish/Italian/English/French/Spanish; 86 minutes

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, and endures as the wheel of fortune randomly turns his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

… beautifully photographed, sentimental and surreal in equal measure; and also stubborn – as stubborn as its hero – in its symbolism and stark pessimism. Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

A potent emotional charge, very contemporary eco-consciousness, and film-making that at its best fairly sizzles in its strangeness, mark out EO as an animal film that stands defiantly on its own hooves. Jonathon Romney, Screen International

… this is an exemplary, fresh and radiant piece of work from an 84-year-old director who has not lost his energy or own way of seeing things. Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily