Oscars 2023: Poland Chooses Skolimowski’s Fable EO as its Contender for Best Internation al Feature Oscar

Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest movie, EO, which won two awards at Cannes Fest, follows the adventures of a nomadic mule in Poland and Italy.


EO debuted in competition at the Cannes Film Fest, where it won the Jury Prize and the Soundtrack Award.

The Polish film will have North American premiere at the Toronto Fest before going onto to the New York Film Fest.

Skolimowski (Deep EndMoonlighting) directed the drama about a nomadic gray donkey named EO. After leaving a traveling circus, EO begins a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness in equal measure.

Puszczyńska, chairman of the Polish Oscar Commission, in a statement said, “EO is emotional, great cinema, it moves and makes you reflect deeply on the condition of the modern world.” The film will be released in the U.S. market by Sideshow and Janus Films.

Sideshow and Janus Films partnered on last year’s Drive My Car, which won the Academy Award for best international feature film last year. Poland has had five Oscar nominations in the last five years, including Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski and Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa

In 2014, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski won the best foreign language feature Oscar for Ida.