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The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

Dir. Monia Chokri
112 min

Sophia and Xavier have been together for over a decade, but they seem like an old couple, comfortable more than passionate. When Xavier hires Sylvain, a charismatic and handsome contractor, the door to passion is opened to Sophia.

Sophia is in her 40s, an acclaimed professor who loves Xavier, but the sparks seem to have cooled many years ago. When one of their close friends gets divorced, Sophia begins to reconsider her life, and when Sylvain enters her life, she is smitten. But nothing is as it seems in this surprising film that unapologetically embraces the tropes of romance even as it obliterates them.

“As sharp and perceptive as it is funny.” –Wendy Ide, Screen International

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 112 min
Country/Region: Canada, France
Language: French
Print Source: Music Box Films
Tags: Drama, Dramedy, Francophone, Romance, Women Directors


Director: Monia Chokri
Executive Producer: Philippe Lombart
Producer: Nancy Grant, Sylvain Corbeil, Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz
Cinematographer: André Turpin
Screenwriter: Monia Chokri
Editor: Pauline Gaillard
Composer: Emile Sornin
Principal Cast: Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Francis-William Rhéaume