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Polish Oscar Contender ‘EO’ Wins Arab Critics’ Award 

Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, Poland’s contender for the 2023 Oscars in the very best worldwide characteristic class, has gained this 12 months’s Arab Critics’ Awards for European Movies on the Cairo Worldwide Movie Pageant.

The award was unveiled at a gala ceremony on the Cairo Opera home on Thursday night time. 

The Polish drama, which follows the trials of a donkey touring by means of trendy Europe, premiered on the Cannes Movie Pageant, the place it gained the jury prize. Skolimowski picked up a greatest European director nomination for subsequent month’s European Movie Awards, and EO is taken into account a front-runner within the worldwide Oscar race. 

Skolimowski accepted his Arab Critics’ honor through video hyperlink from Los Angeles, the place he’s selling EO to the Academy. 

“I’m extremely blissful that EO has been appreciated by the Arab Critics’ Circle because it should imply that my easy story of a donkey has moved folks’s hearts throughout totally different cultures,” the director stated. “It’s particularly necessary to me that this plea for empathy for animals appears so common.”

The Arab Critics’ Awards for European Movies was launched in 2019 as a spin-off from the ACC’s predominant Critics’ Awards, in a bid to spice up movie range within the area and lift the curiosity of native gross sales firms and distributors for excellent European movies. Earlier winners embody Teona Strugar Mitevska’s God Exists, Her Title Is Petrunya, Christian Petzold’s Undine, in addition to 107 Moms by Peter Kerekes.

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