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7th MINIFEST • VIRTUAL EDITION
October 21 - 25, 2020


"THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT"
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee

7th MINIFEST
October 21-25, 2020

(Always with English Subtitles)
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LAST DAY!
Sunday, October 25

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My Donkey, My Lover & I by Caroline Vignal

GOOD MORNING!

Today is already the final day of the 7th MiniFest...
You can still Rent & Watch ALL FILMS on the program,
and we have 2 rendez-vous on Zoom!

• Today @ noon PST: Join our Transatlantic Zoom Discussion with Méliane Marcaggi, writer-director of THE MORNING AFTER (Belle Fille).

• Today @ 6:30pm PST: Join our Closing Zoom Discussion around MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes) with le Professeur Kevin Elstob & the SFFF Team.

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Méliane Marcaggi, writer-director of The Morning After
will join us on a Transatlantic Zoom Discussion
TODAY, Sunday, October 25 @Noon PST.

RSVP to kelstob@csus.edu to receive the Zoom invitations.

You can watch & rent ALL FILMS until Monday, October 26 @8am PST on our Streaming Platform!

Today, our last focus is on My Donkey, My Lover and I – an English title that doesn't do justice to the witty Antoinette dans les Cévennes, the hit romantic comedy of the fall in France!

FILM OF THE DAY
MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I
by Caroline Vignal

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Join our Closing Zoom Discussion around MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes) with le Professeur Kevin Elstob & the SFFF Team, today @ 6:30pm.

From female director Caroline Vignal, this sassy comedy is illuminated by the radiant Laure Calamy in a breakthrough role. You may know Calamy from the acclaimed TV show Call My Agent, available on Netflix (which also stars Grégory Montel, Perfumes – playing this year at the MiniFest). You also may recognize her from Sibyl (Virtual Cinema – September 2020) and Our Struggles (SFFF 2019).

Antoinette (Calamy) is a school teacher looking forward to her long-planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe, C’est la vie! – MiniFest 2018), the father of one of her students. But, on the night of the school talent show, Vladimir unexpectedly cancels: his wife (Olivia Côte) has organized a surprise trek in the Cévennes National Park (southeast France) with their daughter and a donkey! Disappointed and now free for the week, Antoinette decides to follow them and give Vladimir a surprise of her own! When she arrives, Vladimir and his family are not there yet, but she is introduced to Patrick – the recalcitrant but endearing donkey who will be her companion on a majestic and hilarious journey.

Antoinette and Patrick take us along as they travel on a trail made famous by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson in his 1879 book Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. The trail that runs for approximately 140 miles now bears his name: Le Chemin de Stevenson.

Out of Range

My Donkey, My Lover & I is paired with the short film OUT OF RANGE by Yijia Cao, Lana Choukroune & Cécile Guillard

Sue, a lawyer living her life in the fast lane, is on her way to the most important meeting of her career when her car breaks down. Forced to wander into a forest, it is while getting lost that she will find herself.

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My Donkey, My Lover & I by Caroline Vignal

FIND THE FILMS ON OUR STREAMING PLATFORM.

ZOOM DISCUSSIONS HAPPENING TODAY!
RSVP to kelstob@csus.edu to receive the Zoom invitations.

@ noon PST: Join our Transatlantic Zoom Discussion with Méliane Marcaggi, writer-director of THE MORNING AFTER (Belle Fille).

Marcaggi
Méliane Marcaggi, writer-director of The Morning After

@ 6:30pm PST: Join our Closing Zoom Discussion around MY DONKEY, MY LOVER & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes) with le Professeur Kevin Elstob & the SFFF Team.

OTHER FILMS
Click on the film posters
for more info on each film & to start watching.

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TICKETS

Single Tickets (includes 1 feature+ 1 short): $12.50
MiniFest Pass (includes 5 features + 5 Shorts) $55

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Visit our Help page for more information on rental conditions, how to connect your computer to your TV, system requirements, and other commonly asked questions!

DINNER & A MOVIE

Canon Brasserie Capitale

Don’t let cooking get in the way of your film watching!

Tonight is your last chance to catch the special Festival offering from  Canon East Sacramento!

Canon East Sacramento created a special 4 courses, prix-fixe meal especially for the Sacramento French Film Festival. To order your meal go to Canon's online menu HERE and choose the Prix Fix Meal Box.

Brasserie Capitale was offering a special 10% discount for MiniFest patrons on all their menu options. The restaurant is unfortunately closed on Sundays. Make sure to visit them another time!

Thank you for supporting our local restaurant partners, and BON APPETIT !

7th MINIFEST T-SHIRTS & BAGS

Our online pop-up store is open until
Sunday, November 1 at 11:59pm PST!

Support the Sacramento French Film Festival by ordering a fabulous 7th MiniFest t-shirt or canvas bag HERE.

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