IFI French Film Festival 2020: MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND I

Director: Caroline Vignal

97 mins, France, 2020, Subtitled

This film is F-rated.

School teacher Antoinette Lapouge (a luminous Laure Calamy) is secretly in love with Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe), the father of one of her students. Having organised a week away together, Vladimir’s wife unexpectedly books a holiday hike with the family in the Cévennes. Antoinette decides to set off to the Cévennes too, but on a very stubborn donkey named Patrick, who is reluctant to move. Antoinette confides in him, talking as if he was her therapist, which amusingly is the catalyst for him to move. Set in the scenic and sunny south, and inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece Travels With a Donkey in the Cévennes, Caroline Vignal’s delightful film is an enchanting story about liberation and being fearless.

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2020, November 11th-22nd. Full schedule here.

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