EO, a Fable of the Great Reset.
Jerzy/Joe Skolimowski’s attempt to redefine art ends in nihilism.
Is Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski’s acclaimed donkey movie, EO, really a remake of Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), by French director Robert Bresson? Or, as is more likely, is it a nihilist spin-off of Winnie-the-Pooh and its shy donkey hero, Eeyore?
The inordinate critical praise for EO after it won a Cannes festival prize reveals film culture’s current desperation. As prestige films flop and theater…