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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

The Nature of Love (Simple comme Sylvain)

Monia Chokri

Canada, France

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Director's Biography

Monia Chokri is an actor, screenwriter, and director. A Brother’s Love (2019), her first feature film as a writer-director, was presented in the Un Certain Regard section of the Festival de Cannes. She has acted for a number of filmmakers, including Denys Arcand, Robin Aubert, Claire Simon, and Katell Quillévéré. She earned public recognition for her role in Heartbeats (2010), directed by Xavier Dolan, with whom she worked again for Laurence Anyways (2012). Her second feature film, Babysitter (2022), starring Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Patrick Hivon, and Steve Laplante, was selected for the Sundance Film Festival. Her most recent feature, The Nature of Love (2023), was selected for Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Canadian French
Screenings :
Sun 26 / 19h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Satur 2 / 21h30 / Cinéma Le Colisée
Sun 26 / 19h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Satur 2 / 21h30 / Cinéma Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Sophia, a forty-year-old philosophy professor, is in a stable if somewhat socially conformist relationship with Xavier. From gallery openings to endless dinner parties, ten years have already flown by. Sylvain, a craftsman, is renovating Sophia and Xavier’s new country house. When Sophia and Sylvain meet, Sophia’s world is turned upside down. Opposites attract, but can they last?

Director Monia Chokri
Producer Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz
Screenwriter Monia Chokri
Cinematographer André Turpin
Production Designer Colombe Raby
Editor Pauline Gaillard
Sound François Grenon, Julien Roig, Olivier Guillaume
Music Emile Sornin
Colour Colour
Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Monia Chokri, Francis-William Rhéaume, Steve Laplante, Marie-Ginette Guay

Production Company Metafilms, MK Productions
International Sales Company mk2 Films


Canada, France






Canadian French