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This is a meetup to watch the 4.10pm screening of 'EO'. This is an acclaimed new film about a donkey. For those who have time, we'll discuss the film afterwards in the bfi cafe/bar. You can book online - I've booked seat F5.
Some information about the film from the cinema website: Receiving its British premiere at the 2022 BFI London Film Festival and joint winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO is a vividly realised homage to Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar and an original work in its own right. On its journey through life, a donkey with melancholic eyes and a fondness for carrots experiences joy and pain, with the wheel of fortune randomly turning his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. The latest collaboration between Polish director Skolimowski (The Shout) and his veteran producer Jeremy Thomas, EO is a distinctive and ultimately poignant work. Brilliantly shot by Michal Dymek and featuring immersive sound design, the drama ponders the follies of humanity while never resorting to sermonising. Interspersed with moments of bracing surrealism, EO reminds us not only of the need for humility, but also of Skolimowski’s immense contribution to world cinema.