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