The Nature of Love15

Directed by Monia Chokri | Canada/France | 2023 | 1h 50m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Francis-William Rhéaume, Monia Chokri, Steve Laplante

Sophie, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, has been in a stable yet somewhat passionless relationship for ten years. When she meets Sylvain, a craftsman renovating the couple’s new country house, there is an instant connection and a passionate affair ensues. As they get to know each other more deeply, Sophie begins to question her life choices and values. Sexy, sharp, and perceptive, French-Canadian director Monia Chokri’s romantic comedy offers a shrewd portrait of desire, fidelity, and social norms.


‘As sharp and perceptive as it is funny.’
Wendy Ide, Screen International

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Sunday 21 July

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Monday 22 July

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Wednesday 24 July

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Thursday 25 July

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What else is on?

Tomorrow (Sunday 14th July)


Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Gar 18
1h 52m
A piano player joins a manhunt for Alfredo Garcia, seeking a million-dollar bounty. With his girlfriend, he embarks on a tequila-fueled trek across the Mexican frontier in Sam Peckinpah’s stark and fatalistic neo-Western.

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Inside Out 2 U
1h 36m
In Pixar's eagerly anticipated sequel to their Oscar-winning animation, Riley becomes a teeanger and has a whole new set of emotions to help her navigate her way through new friendships and changing family relationships.

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Monday 15th July


Caché 15
35mm Presentation
1h 58m | French w/ English subtitles
A Parisian couple receives anonymous videos suggesting they are being stalked. Michael Haneke's Cannes-winning psychological drama explores colonial violence and surveillance in a paranoid, guilt-ridden drama.

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Next Sohee 18
2h 14m | Korean w/ English subtitles
A high school student in secures a prestigious position at a major technology company. But what starts as an exciting opportunity soon becomes a daily nightmare in this moving and unsettling South Korean drama.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!