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    A Donkey at the cinema! [PHOTOS]

    EO by Jerzy Skolimowski was awarded at the 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes. Apart from the Oscars, this European festival is probably the most important event. Director Jerzy Skolimowski wins ex aequo the Jury Prize. The modern tale where a Sardinian donkey is the main character wins the hearts.


    The Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) founded in 1946 is an annual film invitation-only festival held in Cannes, France, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Previews of new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world take place at the festival.


    This year, a modern interpretation of  a 1966 French drama Au Hasard Balthazar directed by Jerzy Skolimowski was awarded at the film festival. The story presents a donkey that is forced to leave the circus in which he lived happily with Kasandra (Sandra Drzymalska). Despite the unconditional love they are forced to go different ways. We follow the further fate of the donkey in the film.

    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.

    Click here to see the footage from the festival




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