MUN Cinema: EO
Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cineplex Theatre, Avalon Mall
EO (Poland, Italy 2022) 86 min
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
With Sandra Drzymalska, Isabelle Huppert, Lorenzo Zurzolo et al.
Polish with English subtitles
Highly original, but with a nod to Robert Bresson, EO shows us the world through the eyes of a donkey. Not just any donkey, mind you. This one is a circus performer that was liberated by animal-rights activists and thus separated from his doting handler. Relocated and unhappy with his new digs, EO wanders off through what we know to be Europe, drifting from city to countryside, ugly built culture to sublime natural landscapes. Along the way this fuzzy beast of burden reveals a modern world marked by human greed, foolishness, and, at times, tenderness. Obviously without judgment and an acting coach, the beast just shows us what’s out there. It’s worth the trip.
Presented by MUN Cinema