Sarah Prefers to Run

Run Times:
96 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Hélène Florent, Eve Duranceau, Micheline Lanctôt, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Benoît Gouin
Chloé Robichaud
Chloé Robichaud
Plot Summary

When Sarah has a chance to go to a first class university and to join its premiere athletic club, her suburban mother is fearful of the change and refuses to help financially. But Sarah’s roommate knows that they will get a grant if they marry. Sarah agrees but only to discover that her true heart lies elsewhere. Sarah prefers to run.

Festivals and Awards

Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard, France, May 2013
Oldenburg Film Festival, Germany, September 2013
International Film Festival Film by the Sea, The Netherlands, September 2013
Festival International du film de femmes de Salé, Morocco, September 2013
Festival do Rio, Brazil, September 2013
Festival du film Canadien de Dieppe, France, September 2013
*Winner – Promising Artist: Sophie Desmarais
Namur IFF, Belgium, September 2013
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2013
Mill Valley International Film Festival, USA, October 2013
MIX Copenhagen: LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival, Denmark, October 2013
BFI London Film Festival, UK, October 2013
*Winner – Education Events programme – Young Jury Award
Hamptons Film Festival, USA, October 2013
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, October 2013
Paris LGBT film festival “Chéries Chéris,” France, October 2013
Philadelphia Film Festival, USA, October 2013
Molodist International Film Festival, Ukraine, October 2013
*Winner – FICC jury’s “Don Quichotte” Prize
International Women’s Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, October 2013
Festival Intl Du Film Franco De Tubingen & Stuttgart, Germany, October 2013
Denver Film Festival, USA, November 2013
Pink Screens Film Festival, Belgium, November 2013
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2013
Cork Film Festival, Ireland, November 2013
Baja International Film Festival, Los Cabos, Mexico, November 2013
*Winner: – Best Film
Festival do Rio Rerun in São Paulo, Brazil, November 2013
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain, November 2013
Du Grain à Démoudre Int’l French Film Festival, France, November 2013
Int’l Film Festival of India – Goa, India, November 2013
Cinéma du Québec à Paris, France, November 2013
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2014
Pink Life Queer Film Festival, Turkey, January 2014
Women in Cinema (Seattle), USA, January 2014
Pink Festival, Belgium, January 2014
Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, The Netherlands, March 2014
BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, UK, March 2014
Francophone Film Festival au Cinéma Coolidge Corner, USA, March 2014
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico, March 2014
Santiago International Women’s Film Festival, Chile, March 2014
BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Argentina, April 2014
*Winner – Best Actress, Sophie Desmarais
*Winner – SIGNIS award for best film
Riverrun International Film Festival, USA, April 2014
Monadnock International Film Festival, USA, April 2014
Beijing International Film Festival, China, April 2014
Santo Domingo International Film Festival, Dominican Republic, May 2014
Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2014
Outfest, USA, July 2014
Festival International de Films Everybody’s Perfect, Switzerland, September 2014
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany, January 2015
Festival du cinema Québécois en Haiti, March 2015
Week of the Francophonie, Denmark, March 2015
Week of the Francophonie, Finland, March 2015
Muestra de cine de Quebec, Mexico, March 2015
‘Identities,’ Vienna’s Intl. Queer Film Festival, Austria, June 2015
Uruguay Int’l Film Festival on Sexual and Gender Diversity, Uruguay, September 2015
Week of the Francophonie, Brazil, March 2016
Week of the Francophonie, India, March 2016
Week of the Francophonie, Mexico, March 2016
Gaze, UK, July 2016
Festival des journées du film francophone, Hungary, February 2017