Sarah préfère la course
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.
Starring Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Hélène Florent and Micheline Lanctôt.
Preceded by the short film Les Vestiges directed by Sarianne Cormier.
2013, Québec, 94 min, O.V. French, S.T. English
Dist.: Les Films Séville
- June 7 to 27 2013
Official selection, Un certain regard, Cannes Film Festival 2013