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The Nature of Love

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94% Tomatometer 32 Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
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. Read More Read Less
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Capturing the spontaneity of love in all its messy highs and lows, this naturalistic romantic comedy provides fresh and modern insight to classic tropes.

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Christian Zilko indieWire Monia Chokri‘s brilliant feature is one of the sharpest cinematic examinations of the paradoxical expectations we place on our relationships in the 21st century. Rated: A- Jul 8, 2024 Full Review Peyton Robinson RogerEbert.com Steamy affairs and love triangles are not a recent cinematic invention ... but Chokri takes the familiar subject matter and crafts it with the whimsy of old and the depth of new. Rated: 4/4 Jul 7, 2024 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) A film that’s somehow sensitively enough directed by Chokri to make this extramarital relationship fizz and crackle beyond the usual smutty clichés. Rated: 3/5 Jul 5, 2024 Full Review Luis Martínez El Mundo (Spain) Monia Chokri destroys commonplaces of the romantic comedy from the radical everydayness of life, those which stain. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Jul 22, 2024 Full Review Irene Crespo Cinemanía (Spain) A fun and unusual rom-com that, for a change, doesn't judge women. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 16, 2024 Full Review Kevin Harley Radio Times Sharpened by a persuasive cast and flashes of cringe-inducing wit, the film unfolds as a fitfully involving and incisive study of desire and discord. Rated: 3/5 Jul 16, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis 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.
Director
Monia Chokri
Producer
Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz
Screenwriter
Monia Chokri
Distributor
Music Box Films
Production Co
Metafilms, MK Productions
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language
French
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 5, 2024, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 13, 2024
Box Office (Gross USA)
$5.6K
Runtime
1h 51m
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)