The Nature of Love

Opened Friday, July 5, 2024

SHOWTIMES AT IFC CENTER

Sophia, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, has been in a stable and conventional marriage to Xavier for a decade. From gallery openings to endless dinner parties, ten years have flown by. When Sophia meets Sylvain, a craftsman renovating the couple’s new country house, Sophia’s world is turned upside down. The two begin a passionate affair fueled by their irresistible physical connection. However, Sophia comes from a wealthy family of intellectuals, while Sylvain comes from a working-class family of manual workers. As they get to know each other on a deeper level, Sophia begins to question her own values after abandoning herself to her great romantic impulses.

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

  • Country Canada, France
  • Language French with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 111 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Music Box Films
  • Director Monia Chokri
  • Cast Magalie Lepine Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Francis-William Rheaume, Monia Chokri, Steve Laplante
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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