Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski. 2022, 88 mins. DCP. In Polish with English subtitles. Few filmmakers today are as youthful, exuberant, surprising, and experimental as Polish director Skolimowski—who just happens to be 84. The legendary filmmaker, whose films include such daring, singular works as The Deep End, The Shout, and Moonlighting, has created an arresting, funny, and tragic portrait of humanity in all its foibles, told from the perspective of a donkey. The animal’s episodic journey begins at a circus, where EO is a mistreated performer, before extending across the Polish and Italian countryside as the creature encounters a constellation of troubled human beings. Fearlessly evoking one of the greatest movies ever made, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar, Skolimowski nevertheless has fashioned something wholly his own, a work of both cynicism and profound empathy captured in a dazzling array of styles.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.