My Donkey, My Lover & I

  • Cévennes (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Comedy, Romance | Belgium, France

Shooting data

Start of shooting11/06/2019
End of shooting31/07/2019
LocationsCévennes et région parisienne (France)

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie95'
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)


Brief synopsis

Antoinette, a school teacher, 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 protective donkey.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Laure CalamyAntoinette [L]
Benjamin LavernheVladimir [L]
Olivia CôteÉléonore [L]
Marc FraizeMichel [SR]
Jean-Pierre MartinsShériff [SR]
Louise VidalAlice [SR]
Lucia SanchezAnnie [SR]
Maxence TualJacques [SR]
Marie RivièreClaire [SR]
François CaronBernard [SR]
Ludivine de ChastenetElisabeth [SR]
Bertrand CombeJean-Pierre [SR]
Pierre LaurRoland [SR]


1st ADNicolas Cambois
Post production supervisorGaëlle Godard
Post production supervisorNicolas Bassetto
Director of photographySimon Beaufils
Casting directorMichaël Laguens
Costume designerIsabelle Mathieu
DirectorCaroline Vignal
EditorAnnette Dutertre
ComposerMatei Bratescot
ProducerLaetitia GalitzineChapka Films
ProducerAurélie Trouvé-RouvièreLa Filmerie
Production designerValérie Saradjian
Production managerOlivier Lagny
Unit managerThomas de Sambi
ScreenwriterCaroline Vignal
Production sound mixerGuillaume Valeix
Animal trainerÉmilie MichelonDonkey
Animal trainerValérie RecherForest

Distributing companies

Diaphana Films [fr]France (theatrical)
Playtime (formerly Films distribution) [fr]International Sales
Wild Bunch Germany [de]Germany (theatrical)


Production ServicesOccitanie films [fr]logistical support


2020SwitzerlandZurich Film Festival [ch]
2020FranceFestival du Film Francophone d'AngoulêmeCompetition
2020FranceFestival de CannesOfficial Selection


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatBelgiumBe TV [be]Friday, 23/07/2021, 9.55 PMBe 1
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 08/06/2021, 9.45 AM
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 01/06/2021, 9.05 PM


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 22/10/2020
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 16/09/2020
PremiereSaturday, 22/08/2020Cinéma MonCiné Béziers