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The Nature of Love

OT: Simple Comme Sylvain

Monia Chokri // Canada, France, 2023
Fiction Feature // FF2023
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Monia Chokri’s new film is as bitingly funny social satire about an unequal couple. Philosophy professor Sophia and her husband Xavier live their lives in a bourgeois bubble between vernissages and dinner parties. But the passion in their relationship is starting to droop after ten years’ marriage. One day Sophia encounters workman Sylvain and falls head over heels for him. Through him, she discovers a completely different world: loud, masculine, proletarian. Sophia is fascinated – but for how long?


As an actress, MONIA CHOKRI (*1983 in Québec) conquered international cinema screens in Xavier Dolan’s Herzensbrecher (2010). The Nature of Love had its world premiere at Cannes in the section Un Certain Regard. In 2019, her directorial debut La Femme de mon Frère was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.



Simple Comme Sylvain

Fiction Feature



Canada, France


111 min

OV with German and French subtitles

Monia Chokri

Monia Chokri

Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Monia Chokri

Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz

André Turpin

François Grenon, Julien Roig, Olivier Guillaume

Pauline Gaillard

Emile Sornin

Colombe Raby

Annie St. Pierre

mk2 Films

Metafilms, MK Productions



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