The Republic of Love -- Tom is a charismatic talk show host who is a little too quick to fall in love. Fay is an academic whose expectations are impossibly high. Their romance is a series of near misses as they connect in a maze of malls, condos and family homes, underpinning the idea that 'geography is destiny' and that each of us has our own 'republic of love.' Canada. English. Official Selection - Toronto Int'l FF.