donkey performs star position in BAFTA-winning movie

  • The Donkey Sanctuary has added its voice to these celebrating the BAFTA success of The Banshees of Inisherin, welcoming the best way during which donkeys are portrayed within the movie.

    The Banshees of Inisherin gained 4 BAFTAs final evening (19 February), together with excellent British movie. Set and filmed in Eire, it was eligible for that award owing to the Channel 4 funding it obtained.

    The darkish tragicomedy options Jenny the donkey as one of many movie’s central characters.

    “At its coronary heart, this can be a movie about companionship,” mentioned a spokesman for the Donkey Sanctuary.

    “The bond between Padraic and [donkey] Jenny symbolises true friendship. In contrast to Colm, Jenny the donkey is characteristically affected person, loyal and dependable – the human good friend we’d all like to have.”

    The movie’s BAFTA success follows recognition on the Golden Globes. It is usually tipped for Oscars glory subsequent month, as is EO, a Cannes award-winning movie that reveals the world from a donkey’s perspective.

    “What’s so refreshing about the best way donkeys have been portrayed in Banshees and EO is that they’ve been proven because the inquisitive, delicate and loveable animals they’re,” added the spokesman.

    “Donkeys have been loyal and trusted companions to people for millennia. We’re delighted by the success of those movies and the actual fact donkeys are lastly getting their second within the highlight.

    “We will definitely be conserving our fingers (and hooves!) crossed that EO, Jerzy Skolimowski’s delicate and insightful portrayal of a donkey, takes residence the Oscar for greatest worldwide characteristic movie.”

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