Review: Eo

20/05/2022 – CANNES 2022: In this trippy title inspired by Bresson, the Polish Jerzy Skolimowski proves that donkeys do indeed have several layers of meaning

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Among the films devoted entirely to animal protagonists, Jerzy Skolimowski’s Cannes competition entry Eo still sticks out a little. It’s not as sad as Andrea Arnold’s Cow [+see also: critiquetrailerfichefilm], which played on the Croisette only last year, and not as melancholic as Robert Bresson’s 1966 Au Hasard Balthazar, which apparently inspired it all. The veteran Polish director’s take on the ever-changing fortunes (and whereabouts) of one donkey is weird and occasionally hilarious, featuring completely bonkers characters led by Isabelle Huppert smashing plates in front of a sexy Italian priest. She probably had a good reason to do so.

It’s all strangely involving, although only the humanless scenes are truly touching. It would be interesting to know why all the people Eo meets on his way are so exaggerated and their respective scenes so distorted – maybe that’s how he sees the world. Skolimowski surely seems very interested in switching perspectives and fully commits to it, with the camera going up and down, and just performing magic tricks of its own. But he is also interested in the animal’s thoughts, his memories and his pain.

There is no telling what exactly was going through Skolimowski’s mind when he embarked on this, why he decided to come back to the classic film he has always adored and make it his own, in a way. Where Bresson was using the donkey to talk about people, here, the animal really comes first, however, and – regardless of what they rudely claimed a while back in Shrek – he has layers. Eo can suffer, he can be content, he can be jealous of pretty show-off horses, washed and tended to while he is just standing by.

It’s easy to feel for him, obviously. It always is in these cases, as viewers weep their eyes out recalling the death of Bambi’s mother, yet remain strangely indifferent in real life. But taking a closer look at an animal like that, realizing it does have a story, is important. It makes this film an important work, too, furious plate-smashing aside.

Skolimowski has never been the kindest of filmmakers – evil always lurks somewhere in his work. In Eo, there is a bitterness amidst the absurdity, violence among the moments of brief relief. Maybe that’s why the animal just keeps on moving, crossing borders and changing homes. What he is looking for remains unclear – probably the love he once had and then lost, adored but also exploited by a young owner (Sandra Drzymalska, so good in Carlo Sironi’s Sole [+see also: reviewtrailerinterview: Carlo Sironifiche film]) . Eo is escaping, but not just because he’s mistreated – he also runs away from the people who treat him well. Or so they think, as this film is not just about human cruelty – it’s about human cluelessness, too, expressed perfectly by one character, walking away with Eo and wondering whether he is “saving him or stealing him away”. He will never know.

Maybe that’s why the wordless scenes hit the hardest. Whenever language appears, the conversations seem superfluous and just odd, not to mention they can cost you your life. It’s true in the case of small-town football fans, incredibly vicious even though there are barely five of them; it’s true in the case of a truck driver (Mateusz Kościukiewicz) whose stupid jokes end up causing him trouble. All these people might think that Eo “is just a donkey”, but at the end of the day, they are the ones looking small. There is something about this film that feels very young, film school-y even, but it’s quite inspiring that instead of delivering safer fare, Skolimowski still feels like playing.

Eo, a Polish-Italian co-production, was co-written by the director and Ewa Paiskowska. It was produced by Skopia Film and Alien Films, and its international sales are handled by HanWay Films.

Winner of the Oscar for best animated film, Wall-E fully deserves this award. The topics covered, from overconsumption to ecology and the harmful effects of the misuse of technology, are always very topical.

Why is Wall-e the last robot on Earth?

Why is Wall-e the last robot on Earth?

WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earthclass) is the latest working robot compactor. In reality, the land was abandoned with no intention of returning. A voir aussi : Quels sont les objets techniques qui utilisent le principe de la lévitation magnétique ?. So the robot picks up the waste to better deceive its loneliness. He finds a root, by chance.

Why is Wall-e alone? Gradually, the machines stopped working, leaving as only survivor a small robot named Wall-e (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class – Lifting device responsible for the distribution of waste) which develops with the time a small technical defect: a strong personality.

How does Wall-e end?

The plant is put in the holo-detector in time before it closes forever, and then the Axiom heads for Earth, but without much joy for humans, robots, and especially EVE. Lire aussi : Comment faire disparaître une personne tour de magie ?. Indeed, WALL-E is lost.

Why is Wall-e a dystopia?

The film plunges the viewer into a dystopia where the Earth is no longer livable, following an extreme accumulation of rubbish on the entire surface of the globe, which the Wall-E robot, among others, compacts and piles up, tirelessly.

What age to watch Wall-e?

We recommend this film from 6 years old. For the youngest the film would be too long and complicated, and the children would not be able to grasp its subtleties.

What is the message of the movie Wall-e?

Review and Analysis Car Wall-E is a film with multiple messages, dealing with current and important themes such as ecology, the consumer society, as well as the evolution of technologies and their influence on humanity. Sur le même sujet : Quels sont les objets techniques qui utilisent le principe de la lévitation magnétique ?.

What is the history of Wall-e?

What is the function of Wall-e?

Mobile trash compactor, WALL-E is the latest operational robot of vast quantity produced by Buy n Large company to pick up and compact trash accumulated by humans.

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Who made the movie Wall-e?

Who made the movie Wall-e?

Who made Wall? WALL-E is an American computer-generated animated film directed by Andrew Stanton and released in 2008. The screenplay co-written by Stanton and Jim Reardon is based on an original story by Stanton and Pete Docter. This is the ninth from Pixar Studios.

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What age to watch Wall-e?

What age to watch Wall-e?

We recommend this film from 6 years old. For the youngest the film would be too long and complicated, and the children would not be able to grasp its subtleties.

What age film and? E.T. the extra-terrestrial is a film that we highly recommend for children aged 6 and over because it deals with subjects that particularly affect them (childhood, family, friendship, difference, freedom) by offering them as a bonus beautiful and strong sensations.

Does Wall-e speak?

A marvel of animated cinema and cinema in general, Wall-E will be broadcast on ICI Télé on Sunday June 9 at 3 p.m. He does not speak. He has only one friend, a small cockroach who, like him, roams the earth covered with waste and deserted by men, who have left to live in space.

What is the message of the movie Wall-e?

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How old is Ratatouille?

How old is Ratatouille?

For all without moderation, from 6 years old. It is an optimistic and generous film, which has the strength of poetic realism and a fairly fine dose of reflection on difference and tolerance.

Which Disney for 6 year olds? From 6 years old to 10 years old

  • The Lion King saga.
  • The adventures of Bernard and Bianca.
  • Rox and Rocky.
  • Peter and Eliot the dragon.
  • Dumbo.
  • The jungle Book.
  • Snow Queen.
  • Mulan.

Which Pixar for 3 years?

Up there! It was the movie of the summer 2009 for toddlers. This Disney-Pixar makes us live a thousand adventures alongside a grumpy old gentleman and a little boy full of life.

Which cartoon from 3 years old?

SpongeBob, Kirikou, the Funny Little Beasts, the Pink Panther or the essential Disney and Pixar: find the favorite cartoons of children aged 3 to 6 on DVD and Blu-Ray. Among the toys of their age, we find the characters of Paw Patrol and the Snow Queen.

Which Pixar for which age?

Between the ages of 6 and 8, Pixar films become possible, like Inside Out, because children have access to their emotions and understand the plot, unlike toddlers who get bored. “

What is the message of the movie Wall-e?

What is the message of the movie Wall-e?

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What is the function of Wall-e? Mobile trash compactor, WALL-E is the latest operational robot of vast quantity produced by Buy n Large company to pick up and compact trash accumulated by humans.