Simple comme Sylvain, Monia Chokri’s third feature film as director, will be launched next month at Un Certain Regard, an official section of the Cannes Film Festival. Four years after winning a favorite prize thanks to My Brother’s Wife, the Quebec filmmaker will be back on the Croisette to present her new offering.

Monia Chokri, to whom we also owe Babysitter, this time brings to the screen an original screenplay that she wrote. Magalie Lépine-Blondeau slips into the skin of Sophia, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, who has been living quietly for 10 years in a relationship with a political science professor, despite a dormant sex life of which they do not complain. one nor the other. Sophia’s life changes, however, the day she meets Sylvain, an entrepreneur from the Laurentians at the antipodes of her way of life, with whom she will live a burning passion. Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Francis-William Rhéaume, Steve Laplante and Marie-Ginette Guay, among others, showcase their talent.

“It’s a Quebec Chokrian comedy!” “, commented the general delegate Thierry Frémaux announcing his selection.

The 76th Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 16 to 27.