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, a young Italian priest 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.
Directed by veteran Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End, The Shout, Moonlighting), EO won the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, before being nominated for Best International Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards ®.
Interview with Jerzy Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska (2022): Jerzy Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska (the co-writer of EO) in conversation. Recorded at the Lincoln Centre in New York.
High Rise Donkey (1980, 56 mins): in this Children’s Film Foundation adventure, three children who live in a high-rise tower block try to save a donkey from two small-time crooks
Other extras TBC
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Michael Brooke, Ewa Mazierska and the BFI’s Vic Pratt and full film credits