Friday, November 18, 2022
Best International Feature Film Nominee at the 95th Academy Awards
Cannes Jury Prize Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Winner – Best International Film
Top 10 Film of 2022 – Film Comment, Sight and Sound, Manohla Dargis, Cahiers du cinéma, John Waters, Amy Taubin, Stephanie Zacharek, Justin Chang, RogerEbert.com
At age 84, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski (The Deep End, Moonlighting) has directed one of his spryest, most visually inventive films, following the travels of a peripatetic donkey named EO. After being removed from the only life he’s ever known in a traveling circus, EO begins a journey across the Polish and Italian countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness, captivity and freedom. Skolimowski imagines the animal’s mesmerizing journey as an ever-shifting interior landscape, marked by absurdity and warmth in equal measure, putting the viewer in the unique perspective of the protagonist. Skolimowski has constructed his own bold vision about the follies of human nature, seen from the ultimate outsider’s perspective. An NYFF60 Main Slate selection. A Sideshow and Janus Films release.