My Donkey, My Lover & I (2020)

  • Drama, F-Rated
  • 1h 37m

Available to rent on IFI@Home from 12.00 on Saturday 21st to 22.00 on Tuesday 24th.

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.

Director

Caroline Vignal

Screenwriter

Caroline Vignal

Language(s)

French

Bonus Content

1 mins
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Presented by IFI French Film Festival Cultural Partner, the Embassy of France in Ireland.