Antoinette (Laure Calamy), a schoolteacher, 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 can’t make it because his wife organized a surprise trekking trip with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them, with Patrick, a cantankerous, protective donkey. Completely inexperienced in outdoor life, Antoinette forges quick bonds with Patrick, and several offbeat fellow travelers, as she poignantly and uproariously stumbles toward self-revelation and independence. Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress Laure Calamy César Awards (France’s Oscars).
“A Middle-Aged Teacher Finds the Perfect Ass in a Charming French RomCom” –Indiewire
“The delightful Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) hijacks a family trekking holiday in this warm comedy of infidelity and animal magnetism.” –The Guardian