88 mins
8 / 10 (5379)


EO, a grey donkey with sad 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, EO encounters many characters, including a countess, a young Italian priest, and a riotous Polish football team.

MUBI's take

Jerzy Skolimowski’s late-career triumph is a visually intrepid immersion into the world of a long-suffering donkey. Ecstatic and heartbreaking, this dazzling drama of a divided Europe, which boldly reworks Bresson’s classic Au Hasard Balthazar, was Poland’s official submission to the Oscars®.