Ben Oliver

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My Donkey, My Lover & I

Move, you goddamn pigheaded ass!
29 December 2021

A woman (Laure Calamy) goes on a walking holiday in pursuit of her lover, who is out in the hills with his wife and child. She hires a donkey, Patrick, and forms an unlikely bond with the animal.

A light-hearted romp through south-central France with quite a bit more to offer than its vapid premise might suggest. The jokes land and the key scenes pack a decent emotional punch.

The one scene where the lover and the wife meet is funny and devastating, and worth the price of admission alone.

In France, this is known as Antoinette dans les CĂ©vennes