We’ve seen life through many eyes, Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO we will experience life through a donkey in EO. Today the BFI release the hypnotic UK Trailer, which you can enjoy below.
EO is a strikingly beautiful and mesmerising vision of modern Europe through the eyes of a donkey, who embarks on an epic journey, experiencing cruelty and kindness, while bearing witness to the follies and triumphs of humanity.
The moving film received its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to high acclaim. Ended up winning the Jury Prize and Cannes Soundtrack Award. The film has also been selected for Poland’s official submission for the 2023 Academy Awards.
EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside. During his travels, he encounters an eclectic cast of characters, including a countess (Isabelle Huppert), a young Italian priest (Lorenzo Zurzolo) and a riotous Polish football team. EO’s journey speaks to the world around us, an equine hero boldly pointing out societal ills, and serving as warning to the dangers of neglect and inaction, all while on a quest for freedom. Inspired by Robert Bresson’s 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar, legendary filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski’s visually inventive film places the viewer directly in the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist.
Ewa Piaskowska and Jerzy Skolimowski co-wrote EO and the film is brilliantly shot by cinematographer Michal Dymek and scored by the award-winning Pawel Mykietyn. EO is produced by Piaskowska, Skolimowski and Eileen Tasca. Jeremy Thomas is the executive producer and is a longtime collaborator dating back to when he produced Skolimowski’s second film, the 1978 Cannes Jury’s Special Grand Prix winner The Shout.
The film stars Sandra Drzymalska, Isabelle Huppert, Lorenzo Zurzolo and Mateusz Kościukiewicz. EO will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 3rd February 2023.