My Donkey, My Lover, and I (2020)

  • Rendez-Vous with French CInema
  • 1h 35m
  • France
Last Chance to Rent Mar 10, 12:00 PM ET

Primary schoolteacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy, Sibyl, NYFF57) is elated about her upcoming vacation with her married lover, Vladimir, but life quickly intervenes: he cancels on her to take a hiking trip with his wife and young daughter, who’s one of Antoinette’s pupils. Fueled by impulse, Antoinette heads to the same mountainous region of Cévennes National Park with an itinerary inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. On her spur-of-the-moment mission, she forges quick bonds with an idealistic innkeeper (Marie Rivière, Rohmer’s The Green Ray) and Patrick, the cantankerous donkey she’s rented to help her up the mountain. In this Cannes 2020 selection, Caroline Vignal embraces the long and winding path over the final destination with much heart and humor.


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Bonus Content

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021 Trailer
Q&A with Caroline Vignal

Q&A with Caroline Vignal, Director of My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes) Moderator: Tyler Wilson Interpreter: Anna Ribotta

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