Film Screening 10th July, 2021

Poster for Antoinette in the Cévennes (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)

Antoinette in the Cévennes (Antoinette dans les Cévennes) 

5:00 PM, 10th July, 2021

  • M
  • 96 mins
  • 2020
  • Caroline Vignal
  • Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte, Marc Fraize

Primary school teacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy) has been eagerly looking forward to a long-planned weekend escape with her secret lover, Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe), who happens to be the father of one of her pupils. Their plans are upended, however, when Vladimir’s wife surprises him with surprise hiking trip in the picturesque Cévennes mountains in the South of France.

Undeterred by the fact that she is completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, the spurned Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them. With only a stubborn donkey for company, the trek soon becomes a journey of self-discovery – provided she manages to survive it, that is!

One of the biggest hits of the recent French Film Festival, this is an uproarious, poignant and life-affirming comedy as only the French can make. Don’t be surprised if it receives the Hollywood remake treatment in the not-too-distant future!