“an exemplary, fresh and radiant piece of work” (Deadline)
|Veteran Polish master Jerzy Skolimowsky dares us to image how animals see the world in this utterly unconventional story in which a donkey is the central character. EO, our hero, is at times a circus performer, a beast of burden, a football mascot and even a bystander at a melodrama involving no less than Isabelle Huppert. The world is a very mysterious place when seen through the melancholic eyes of EO who stoically endures the quietly outrageous twists of fortune on his picaresque journey through modern Poland. Seen by many as a reworking of Bresson’s 1966 masterpiece Au Hasard Balthasar, this marks a triumphant return for one of Poland’s greatest directors.
“surely the wackiest movie in competition at Cannes this year… this is Donkeyvision, and we’re better off for it.” (IndieWire)
“it is engaging in many ways: beautifully photographed, sentimental and surreal in equal measure” (The Guardian)