EO, of Jerzy Skolimowski of Poland 2023 Contender*) Oscars Bestinternational feature category, has won this year’s Arab Critics’ Cairo International Film Festival European Film Awards.
The award was announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House on Thursday evening.
Polish drama about a donkey’s journey across modern Europe premieres at 2023 Cannes , which won the Jury Prize. Skolimowski has been nominated for Best European Director at next month’s European Film Awards and EO is considered a front-runner in the international Oscar race.
Skolimowski accepted his Arab Critic honor via video link from Los Angeles, where he was promoting EO to the Academy ). The simple story of a donkey touched people in different cultures,” said the director. “It’s especially important to me that this appeal to animal compassion seems to be so pervasive.”
European Cinema Arab Critics Award at Launch as a spin-off of the ACC’s Major Critics’ Awards to promote cinematic diversity in the region and to increase interest in excellent European cinema among local sales companies and distributors. Previous winners include Teona Strugar Mitevska’s God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, Christian Petzold’s Undine, and 107 Mothers By Peter Kerekes. 2023