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OT: Hi-han

Jerzy Skolimowski // Poland, United Kingdom, Italy, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022



The world seen through the eyes of a donkey. Inspired by Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar, the film portrays a fateful journey full of melancholy and magical cinematic moments, almost completely without dialogue. Donkey Eo lives in a Polish circus and performs harmless feats with his beloved owner Kassandra. When activists protest against the animal acts, the authorities forbid the circus from using the donkey and set him »free«. For Eo begins an odyssey on which he meets both good and bad people and experiences joy and pain. Stoically, the sensitive, misunderstood animal accepts its fate – without for a second losing its innocence.


Poland’s official entry for the 2023 Academy Awards


JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI (*1938 in Poland) is one of Poland's best-known contemporary film directors and has won many accolades for his work. In 2016, he was awarded a Golden Lion at Venice to mark his contribution to international cinema. EO is his sixth film in official competition at Cannes.




Fiction Feature



Poland, United Kingdom, Italy


88 min

OV with German subtitles

Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska

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Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska

Michał Dymek

Marcin Matlak

Agnieszka Glińska

Paweł Mykietyn

Mirosław Koncewicz

Katarzyna Lewińska

Jorgelina Depetris Pochintesta, Paulina Krajnik

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