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Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski's 'EO' nominated for Oscar

24.01.2023 15:15
Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s "EO" has been nominated for an Oscar for best international film at the 95th Academy Awards.
Jerzy Skolimowski
Jerzy SkolimowskiPAP/Zenon Stefaniak

EO is among the five final nominees in the Best International Feature Film category, as announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

The Polish movie is in the running for an Academy Award against Argentina's Argentina, 1985Belgium's Close, Germany's All Quiet on the Western Front, and Ireland's The Quiet Girl.

According to the deadline.com website, EO is “a vision of modern Europe seen through the eyes of a donkey on a stoic journey through a world where disaster and despair alternate with unexpected bliss."

The film is “an exemplary, fresh and radiant piece of work from an 84-year-old director who has not lost his energy or own way of seeing things."

EO has won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival, Best Original Score at the European Film Awards, Best International Film from the New York Film Critics Circle, and awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association for Best Film Not in the English Language and for Best Cinematography.

Skolimowski is one of Poland’s most internationally renowned film directors. His credits include Identification Marks, Barrier, Walkover, Hands Up, Deep End, Four Nights with Anna, and Essential Killing.

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony is set to take place in Hollywood on March 12.


Source: IAR, PAP, CNN, hollywoodreporter.com