july, 2021

08julAll Day18MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND I(Antoinette dans les Cévennes)watch.hiff.orgEvent Type:Film,Pre-recorded Q&AFestival, Season, or Series:HIFF SHOWCASE SERIES,VIVE LE CINÉMACountries:Belgium,FranceGenres:Comedy,RomanceGeographic Availability:USA ONLY

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Primary school teacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy, Sibyl) 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. Nominated for seven César Awards including Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay.

 Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with Director, Caroline Vignal

 


Directed by: Caroline Vignal

Belgium, France
2020 | 97 min.

Premiere: Return Engagement

Languages: French with English subtitles

Screenplay: Caroline Vignal

Cast: Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte

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