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IO Plot

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

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  • 4.5/5
By Penoos Aras

It's very difficult to make a live action drama with a donkey for a protagonist and not have your film compared to Au Hasard Balthazar. Indeed, the words "donkey" and "cinema" cannot be used in the same sentence without one (a cineaste, anyway) thinking "Bresson". Inevitable, then, that EO, Jerzy Skolimowski's new donkey epic, would be considered in relation to the classic French film. The truth, though, is that they are completely different works that show just how different two European dramas about donkeys can be.

One of the many great things about Bresson's film is that it uses the titular critter's non-humanness as such. All we know of Balthazar's existence is...

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