Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. at the Norwood Theatre
The film, which follows the travels of a nomadic grey donkey named EO, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2022, where it won the Jury Prize. It is Poland’s submission for Best International Feature at the 2023 Oscars.
After being removed from the traveling circus, which is the only life he’s ever known, EO begins a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness in equal measure, all the while observing the follies and triumphs of humankind. During his travels, EO is both helped and hindered by a cast of characters including a young Italian priest, a Countess, and a rowdy Polish soccer team. The film puts the viewer in the perspective of its four-legged protagonist. 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.