Sun Oct 23, 11:30 AM
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Poland, Italy
88 minutes
Unclassified 15+

“an exemplary, fresh and radiant piece of work” (Deadline)

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)


Film Type Documentary
Program Strand Change Award
Language Polish
Subtitles English
Director Jerzy Skolimowski
Producer Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska
Writer Jerzy Skolimowski
Cast Isabelle Huppert, Jacek Murański, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Mateusz Murański, Sandra Drzymalska
Genre Environmental Issues

Screens with: Dream on Leon

Sun Oct 23, 11:30 AM
Director: Roger Gariépy
8 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Léon is old, his body is letting him down. And so he sleeps. Yet above all, Léon dreams. Of love and sausages, of freedom and running wild. A real dog’s life.

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features
Language French
Subtitles English
Director Roger Gariépy
Producer Roger Gariépy
Writer Roger Gariépy