The Nature of Love


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Jul 19 6:30 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 21 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 22 7:00 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jul 23 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Jul 24 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2023
Run Time:111 minutes
Production Country:Canada, France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Monia Chokri
Cast:Magalie Lépine Blondeau
Pierre-Yves Cardinal
Francis-William Rhéaume


Sophia, a philosophy professor, has been in a stable and conventional marriage to Xavier for a decade. When Sophia meets Sylvain, a craftsman renovating the couple’s new country house, they begin a passionate affair.

Director Monia Chokri delivers a smart and sexy romantic comedy outline and infuses it with spiky energy and fresh perspective, upending genre (and gender) conventions.

“A romantic comedy as sharp and perceptive as it is funny. A deft, sexy and slightly spiteful examination of romantic passion in a real-world environment.” — Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

“A sexy, funny treat. Monia Chokri´s delightful new film is impeccably cast. Magalie Lépine Blondeau is wonderful.” — Catherine Bray, Variety

“Immensely charming and warm ... Sexy when it needs to be, smart at other times, and even silly as well, making for an excellent blend.” — Jason Gorber,

“This clever film hasn't left my mind since watching, another intriguing Cannes discovery this year that will certainly make a mark within the rom-com subgenre.” — Alex Billington,