- Screening Dates: 1st January, 6pm
- Starring: Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Cote, Dorothee Tavernier
- Directed by: Caroline Vignal
- Running time: 97 mins
- Rating: M
- Language: French with English subtitles
We will screen this film at 6pm on the first night we can safely return to the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre. Dates will be re-advertised once we learn what COVID lockdown level Northland is at.
This Cannes International Film Festival selection has been a firm favourite of the 2021 French Film Festival. “Pure happiness” – Le Parisien.
40-something primary school teacher Antoinette [Laure Calamy], has been eagerly looking forward to a long get-away weekend with her married lover Vladimir [Benjamin Lavernhe], the father of one of her students. However, their plans are upended by his wifes surprise booking of a weeks hiking in the picturesque Cevennes mountains in Southern France. Completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, the spurned but utterly determined Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them, and paired with an unlikely companion – an obstinate but wise grey donkey named Patrick – discovers much more than she bargained for.