Sarah préfère la course is one three Canadian films striving to impress at the Cannes Film Festival
Sarah préfère la course - or Sarah Prefers to Run - may be 25-year-old director Chloé Robichaud's first feature film, but it's already garnering buzz like nobody's business.
Chosen to air as part of the Un certain regard section, a section of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection that runs parallel to the competition for the Palme d'Or, Sarah préfère la course tells the story of a young and gifted middle-distance runner whose life is turned upside down when she’s accepted to Quebec’s best university athletics program in Montreal and leaves her suburban Quebec City home alone with zero family support.
The 20-year-old then makes the decision to marry her boyfriend so they can get the best scholarships and loans available, but, of course, nothing goes the way she expected it to. And, at the end of the day, she discovers that she loves running more than anything else, which means making some difficult choices.
Honest, touching, emotional, funny, different - it's not difficult to see why this movie was chosen to partake in one of the most prestigious film-related events in the world.
See the official movie trailer below and check out our coverage of the other Quebec film screening at Cannes, Le Démantèlement, which just so happens to costar Sophie Desmarais, the lead actress from Sarah préfère la course, here! (Busy girl!)