For our first Film Club month, we have chosen a truly imaginative piece of filmmaking. The afternoon will comprise of a screening of the breathtakingly beautiful film, EO, followed by a 20 minute intermission with food available for snacking. Then a screening of Au Hasard Balthazar (on which EO was based), a 1966 French drama directed by Robert Bresson, believed to be inspired by a passage from Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s 1868–69 novel The Idiot. Stay for a post screening discussion of both films.
The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence. Rated NR, 1h28m