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  Jerzy Skolimowski

  Poland, United Kingom, Italy     88 minutes


In this loving homage to Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar, the world is seen through the eyes of Eo, a sweet, sentient donkey. When the circus at which he performs shutters for good, Eo’s future is suddenly uncertain. Told through vignettes, the film chronicles the equine’s post-performing life as he journeys between ever-changing sets of new owners and unfamiliar circumstances, bearing witness to the best and worst of humankind. A superb, inventive visual style imagines Eo’s rich interior world and creates a powerfully sympathetic character from the animal’s silent, unknowable gaze. An elegant ode to the beauty of the natural world and mournful lament for humankind’s role in its slow destruction.

 English, French, Italian, Polish with subtitles 

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This film contains scenes of animal violence.

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Film Credits

  •   Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski, Eileen Tasca
  •   Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski
  •   Agnieszka Glińska
  •   Mirosław Koncewicz
  •   Michał Dymek
  •   Sandra Drzymalska, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Isabelle Huppert
  •   Radosław Ochnio
  •   Paweł Mykietyn
  •   Jeremy Thomas
  •   Skopia Film