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Working with the Film Circuit, the Toronto International Film Festival's nation wide outreach program, Reel Alternatives Huntsville is committed to bringing fine Canadian and international films to enrich the cultural experience of our community.

 

REEL ALTERNATIVES HUNTSVILLE
Presents

EO

Monday, February 27, 2023

Algonquin Theatre, Main Street, Huntsville

 

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Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski’s gripping new drama, which shared the Jury Prize in this year’s Cannes competition, follows a sentient donkey as it experiences the best and worst mankind has to offer.

EO is a fable-like journey through contemporary Europe, rooted in its tumultuous past and looking towards its uncertain future. Told through vignettes, the film’s anchor is the anthropomorphic eyes of a donkey (played by six different equines named Taco, Ola, Marietta, Ettore, Rocco, and Mela) that senses its way through the wheels of fortune.

 

These include helpless indenturement inside a mobile circus heading full speed for a glue factory, a fractious adventure with prodigal-son-turned-priest Vito, and a peek inside the so-called good life in the bourgeois home of a bored housewife named The Countess (Isabelle Huppert). To err is human, to forgive divine — and we are only left to guess what Eo — after seeing the best and worst of humanity — would do. A subtle reminder about the absolute cruelty of eating animals, Skolimowski’s chef d’oeuvre makes clear that we’re not so different from the most common beasts: we are born, briefly experience suffering and (if lucky) love, are unceremoniously exploited for our labour, and then we die.

Of all the films released in 2022, we can promise you that there is not a single other film like EO. While most films about animals focus on the relationship between the animal and the people around it, EO instead focuses on the way that its four-legged protagonist views the world. As we journey on an odyssey across Europe, the world, in all its confusing and stressful beauty, is seen through a donkey’s eyes. -- Forest City Film Festival

Countries: Poland, Italy, United Kingdom, 2022

Language: Polish, English, French, Italian (English subtitles) 

86 minutes

 

 

​See You at the Movies! 
Your Reel Alternatives committee - Dan, Rob, Zelda, Gail, Laura and Cheryl

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