My Donkey, My Lover & I


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 24, 2022 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 25, 2022 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jul 26, 2022 7:00 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Jul 27, 2022 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:96 minutes
Production Country:France, Belgium
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Caroline Vignal
Cast:Laure Calamy
Benjamin Lavernhe
Olivia Côte


In Caroline Vignal’s irresistible French comedic road movie “My Donkey, My Lover & I”, Laure Calamy (in a Best Actress César Award-winning performance) is the delightfully zany Antoinette — a heartbroken school teacher who impulsively goes on a six-day hike to follow her lover.

Antoinette is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When learning that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking holiday in the Cévennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette decides to follow their track, by herself, with Patrick, a cantankerous, protective donkey.

Completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, Antoinette forges quick bonds with Patrick — and several offbeat fellow travelers — as she poignantly and uproariously stumbles toward self-revelation and independence.

“The delightful Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) hijacks a family trekking holiday in this warm comedy of infidelity and animal magnetism.” — The Guardian