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SARAH PREFERS TO RUN

Chloé Robichaud

2013 | Fiction | 97 min | HD

Sales : Les Films Séville
International sales : Séville international

Synopsis


Sarah is a gifted young middle-distance runner. Her life changes when she’s offered admission to Quebec’s best university athletics program, in Montreal – far from her suburban Quebec City home. Sarah doesn’t have her mother’s fi nancial support for the move, or any support at all: her mother worries that leaving will be bad for Sarah’s health and life. But Sarah is stubborn, and moves to Montreal anyway, with her friend. Antoine. Though barely out of their teens, they get married because they want the best scholarships and loans. Marriage turns out to be completely different from what the naïve 20-year-olds expected. Sarah doesn’t want to hurt anyone with the choices she makes, it’s just that she loves running more than anything else.


Written & directed by : Chloé Robichaud
Production : Fanny-Laure Malo (La Boîte à Fanny)
Executive producer: René Malo & Chloé Robichaud

With
Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Hélène Florent, Micheline Lanctôt & Eve Duranceau
Cinematography
Jessica Lee Gagné
Art Direction
Bruno-Pierre Houle
Sound
François Grenon, Jean-François Sauvé & Luc Boudrias
Editing
Michel Arcand
Hair and makeup
Tammy-Lou Pate
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Awards and recognition


  • TIFF Canada’s Top Ten 2013
  • Best Actress, Sophie Desmarais (Sarah)
    BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival
  • SIGNIS Award for Best Film, international competition
    BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival
  • Best Film, International Competition
    Baja International Film Festival 2013
  • The FICC’s « Don Quichotte » Prize for the Best Film
    Molodist Kiev International Film Festival
  • Women in Film and Television Artistic Medal Award
    Vancouver International Film Festival
  • Young Jury Award for Best Feature Debut
    BFI London Film Festival, Education Jury Project
  • Best Hope for Women for Sophie Desmarais (Sarah)
    Festival du film canadien de Dieppe
  • Best Independant Song for “Too late” by Ariane Moffatt
    Cinéfest Sudbury 2013
  • Nominated for Best Canadian Actress for Sophie Desmarais
    Vancouver Film Critics Circle
  • Nominated for Best Canadian Feature Debut
    Vancouver Film Critics Circle

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Festivals


  • Festival de Cannes, Un Certain Regard (2013)
  • Toronto International Film Festival (2013)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (2013)
  • Busan International Film Festival (2013)
  • BFI London Film Festival (2013)
  • Festival international du film francophone de Namur (2013)
  • Festival du nouveau cinéma (2013)
  • Baja International Film Festival (2013)
  • Warsaw Film Festival (2013)
  • Cork Film Festival (2013)
  • International Film Festival of India in Goa (2013)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival (2014)
  • BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (2014)