This week’s titles at the Irish Film Institute from Friday, 10th February 2023 include Eo and Women Talking. Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!


“A circus donkey embarks on a long, lonely journey, meeting human kindness and cruelty, in this strangely beautiful Oscar contender.” 4/5 – The Guardian

“A beguiling and often brutal look at the life of a donkey, this hijacks your heart, your mind, your ears and your eyes from start to finish.” 5/5 – Empire

“This donkey road movie is a unique mix of the absurd and the profound.” 4.5/5 – The Irish Times

“Vivid meditation on power through the eyes of a donkey.” – The Financial Times

“Soulful and mysterious, this donkey odyssey is an unforgettable experience.” 5/5 – Time Out

“Vibe-heavy take on Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthzar, but very much it’s own eccentric thing.” – Little White Lies


“Timely political parable with a stellar ensemble cast.” – The New York Times

“One of the films in 2023 that’s worth shouting about.” 5/5 – RTÉ

“A remarkable ensemble of performers unite for this combustible, timely chamber-piece that hails the return of Polley as an ambitious and empirical filmmaker.” 4/5 – Empire

“Rage and reason in the face of ungodly acts.” – The Financial Times

“This meditation on abuse and survival deserves the Best Picture Oscar.” 5/5 – The Independent



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