INTERNATIONAL CINEMA: SIMPLE COMME SYLVAIN
We continue with our series of International Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. A sharp-witted, satirical romcom about an intellectual French-Canadian woman in a sexless marriage who turns her life upside down when she has an affair with her contractor. It is the third feature film from Quebec-born director and actress Monia Chokri.
Sophia, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, is in a stable if somewhat sociallyconforming relationship with Xavier. From gallery openings to endless dinner parties, ten years have already flown by. Sylvain is a craftsman, 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?