The Nature of Love

Romantic comedy on an eternal theme: opposites attract, but can such a relationship last?

Simple comme Sylvain
Canada, France 2023
  • Czech
112 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.

Sophie lives a comfortable though somewhat boring life with her partner Xavier. Until she meets Sylvain, it doesn't occur to her that there is no passion in her life. But when the philosophy professor and the handsome builder have a chance encounter, not only do sparks fly, but the whole forest catches fire. Sophie is soon faced with the decision of whether to put her heart or her intellect first. Sophie's choice this time is: would you rather have an earthy, sexy craftsman with racist tendencies, or a salon intellectual you can't shake but don't have to be ashamed of in front of your friends…? Quebec director and actress Monia Chokri's inte­lligent romantic comedy delivers a touching and funny spectacle where Plato and Schopenhauer encounter a red library.

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Director: Monia Chokri
Screenplay: Monia Chokri
Cinematography: André Turpin
Music: Émile Sornin
Sound: François Grenon, Julien Roig, Olivier Guillaume
Editing: Pauline Gaillard
Production Design: Colombe Raby
Producer: Nancy Grant, Sylvain Corbeil, Elisha Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz
Co-production: Jules de Chateleux, Benoit Ponsaillé
Costumes: Guillaume Laflamme
Cast: Magalie Lépine-Blondeau , Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Francis-William Rhéaume, Monia Chokri

César Awards

2024 – Monia Chokri (Best Foreign Film)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.