My Donkey, My Lover and I


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Film Info
Original Title:Antoinette dans les Cévennes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Romantic Comedy
Women Directors
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:97 min
Print Source:UniFrance
Director:Caroline Vignal
Producer:Laetitia Galitzine
Aurélie Rouvière
Cinematographer:Simon Beaufils
Screenwriter:Caroline Vignal
Editor:Annette Dutertre
Composer:Matei Bratescot
Principal Cast:Laure Calamy
Benjamin Lavernhe
Filmography:Girlfriends (2000)


Best of Fest Encores

Eager for the perfect summer vacation with her very married lover, Antoinette receives a disappointing shock: he’s going on a trip with his wife instead. So Antoinette decides to climb the mountain herself in this heartfelt comedy.

Her lover’s idea? To follow the path that Robert Louis Stevenson took in his memoir Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. Unwilling to play the reject, Antoinette (Laure Calamy) grabs her own donkey and hikes the Cévennes mountain trail, hoping to run into her lover for what should be a delicious confrontation. Problem is, she has to get there first. At once a hilarious slapstick, vibrant romantic comedy and gorgeous travelogue, My Donkey, My Lover & I is the perfect escape to a part of France not often seen in films. Calamy delights as the frustrated Antoinette, whose perfect foil turns out to be the donkey Patrick.

This film is part of Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Director Biography

Caroline Vignal A graduate of La Femis (the National School of Image and Sound Trades) in Paris, Caroline Vignal is the director of the short films “Solène change de tête” (1998) and “Roule ma poule” (1999), and the feature film Girlfriends (Les autres filles) (2000). My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes) was selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.