France/Belgium, 2022, 96 min, DCP, Dir. Caroline Vignal, Not Rated, In French with English subtitles, Greenwich Entertainment
My Donkey, My Lover & I
Friday, 9/9 to Thursday, 9/15
"Calamy delivers a beautifully open performance at the center of an utterly winning comedy." —Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
"Refreshing, amusing and utterly enjoyable. With its easy pace and genial company, My Donkey, My Lover & I is a journey worth taking." —Kristen Page-Kirby, The Washington Post
Antoinette's (Laure Calamy) plans for a getaway with her married lover, Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe), are suddenly upended when his wife (Olivia Côte) books a surprise family vacation. The jilted Antoinette impulsively decides to follow Vladimir and his family to the Cévennes National Park, where they'll be hiking a trail inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic 1878 memoir Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. Completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, Antoinette forges quick bonds with her cantankerous donkey companion Patrick and several off-beat fellow travelers as she poignantly and uproariously stumbles toward self-revelation and independence.
Caroline Vignal's irresistibly funny road movie earned its star Laure Calamy her first César Award win for Best Actress and was nominated in several major categories, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.
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