Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Would Rather Run) Reviews

  • May 04, 2014

    Chloé Robichaud est une excellente réalisatrice, j'ai adoré la bande-sonore du film, les silences qui en disent plus que les dialogues, les hauts et les bas d'une athlète, ça inspire beaucoup ce film.

    Chloé Robichaud est une excellente réalisatrice, j'ai adoré la bande-sonore du film, les silences qui en disent plus que les dialogues, les hauts et les bas d'une athlète, ça inspire beaucoup ce film.

  • Apr 04, 2014

    Refus des clichés, jeu des acteurs impeccable. La course sert ici de métaphore pour la fuite en avant du personnage principal.

    Refus des clichés, jeu des acteurs impeccable. La course sert ici de métaphore pour la fuite en avant du personnage principal.

  • Mar 31, 2014

    Not at all what I was expecting, but I enjoyed this. Really good performance from Sophie Desmarais.

    Not at all what I was expecting, but I enjoyed this. Really good performance from Sophie Desmarais.

  • Nov 21, 2013

    Sarah is a 20-year-old girl who loves to run and moves to Montreal to make the big athletics league. Her life outside of running, however, is a little trivial as she constantly alienates herself from her friends and her mother. This is particularly true in the case of her relationship with Antoine, with whom she moves to Montreal and gets married for no other reason but to claim financial incentives. Sarah Prefers to Run is literally a film about a character who prefers running over everything and in the process becomes a film about giving up on love, life and even happiness to feed into her idea of ethereal happiness. Robichaud is particularly brave in making a number of interesting anti-cinematic choices that in fact go against the traditional representation of human sentiments on the big screen whether it is through Sarah's own passive nature or the awkward sexual chemistry she shares with Antoine - especially in a particularly uneasy and almost darkly comical sex scene. Though in the grand vision of the film everything makes sense, Robichaud's film can't escape or shake off a feeling of pretentiousness and superficiality which will leave some members of the audience feeling totally cold - as cold, in fact, as Sarah herself seems to be towards human connection. Sarah Prefers to Run mixes a valid mixture of honesty and metaphor, presented in a Dardenne Brothers' type of visual realism, presented through an original compelling story and a captivating character study.

    Sarah is a 20-year-old girl who loves to run and moves to Montreal to make the big athletics league. Her life outside of running, however, is a little trivial as she constantly alienates herself from her friends and her mother. This is particularly true in the case of her relationship with Antoine, with whom she moves to Montreal and gets married for no other reason but to claim financial incentives. Sarah Prefers to Run is literally a film about a character who prefers running over everything and in the process becomes a film about giving up on love, life and even happiness to feed into her idea of ethereal happiness. Robichaud is particularly brave in making a number of interesting anti-cinematic choices that in fact go against the traditional representation of human sentiments on the big screen whether it is through Sarah's own passive nature or the awkward sexual chemistry she shares with Antoine - especially in a particularly uneasy and almost darkly comical sex scene. Though in the grand vision of the film everything makes sense, Robichaud's film can't escape or shake off a feeling of pretentiousness and superficiality which will leave some members of the audience feeling totally cold - as cold, in fact, as Sarah herself seems to be towards human connection. Sarah Prefers to Run mixes a valid mixture of honesty and metaphor, presented in a Dardenne Brothers' type of visual realism, presented through an original compelling story and a captivating character study.

  • Nov 08, 2013

    At times captivating, Sarah Prefers to run can be thought provoking, funny and an emotional roller coaster. However it is not without its flaws. To keep it simple, the film is confusing. Unnecessary motifs, bizarre character choices routed in nonsensical logic and even confusions in plot (possible lesbian love story) left me begging for this film to have been edited in a clear, concise manner to give everyone watching a deeper understanding of the universal message the film tries to put forward

    At times captivating, Sarah Prefers to run can be thought provoking, funny and an emotional roller coaster. However it is not without its flaws. To keep it simple, the film is confusing. Unnecessary motifs, bizarre character choices routed in nonsensical logic and even confusions in plot (possible lesbian love story) left me begging for this film to have been edited in a clear, concise manner to give everyone watching a deeper understanding of the universal message the film tries to put forward

  • Nov 04, 2013

    Je n'ai pas détesté SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE, mais en même temps je ne l'ai pas nécessairement aimé.... Les acteurs jouent biens, sans plus. L'histoire est intéressante, sans plus.... J'ai eu à peu près la même émotion au générique de début qu'à celui de la fin.... Une sorte de neutralité mêlé à de l'indifférence. Dommage. Le sujet est intéressant, mais quelque chose dans le rendu m'a empêché d'entrer dans l'histoire.

    Je n'ai pas détesté SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE, mais en même temps je ne l'ai pas nécessairement aimé.... Les acteurs jouent biens, sans plus. L'histoire est intéressante, sans plus.... J'ai eu à peu près la même émotion au générique de début qu'à celui de la fin.... Une sorte de neutralité mêlé à de l'indifférence. Dommage. Le sujet est intéressant, mais quelque chose dans le rendu m'a empêché d'entrer dans l'histoire.

  • Jul 16, 2013

    Quête existentielle, malaises et course à pied. C'est merveilleux!

    Quête existentielle, malaises et course à pied. C'est merveilleux!

  • Jun 12, 2013

    Dear Bruno-Pierre Houle, Art Director for SARAH PREFERS TO RUN... I have a theory. It has to do with what makes a film worthy of playing at the Cannes Film Festival. Obviously, films selected at Cannes always reflect a unique take on a theme or idea. The French, after all, were the first to fully embrace auteur theory, and have always been eager to worship the work of a cinematic auteur. But it's more than that. I believe that all submissions to the festival are run through a computer algorithm that measures the consistency of the film's art direction. If a rogue colour or flagrant shape invades the frame and contradicts the movie's palette (established in the first few scenes), you can forget it. On both these fronts, Sarah Prefers to Run is worthy of being shown on the world's most prestigious screens. Even if the film lack some of the simpler, emotional elements often craved by mainstream audiences... (CONT'D) http://www.dearcastandcrew.com/letters/2013/6/11/sarah-prefers-to-run.html

    Dear Bruno-Pierre Houle, Art Director for SARAH PREFERS TO RUN... I have a theory. It has to do with what makes a film worthy of playing at the Cannes Film Festival. Obviously, films selected at Cannes always reflect a unique take on a theme or idea. The French, after all, were the first to fully embrace auteur theory, and have always been eager to worship the work of a cinematic auteur. But it's more than that. I believe that all submissions to the festival are run through a computer algorithm that measures the consistency of the film's art direction. If a rogue colour or flagrant shape invades the frame and contradicts the movie's palette (established in the first few scenes), you can forget it. On both these fronts, Sarah Prefers to Run is worthy of being shown on the world's most prestigious screens. Even if the film lack some of the simpler, emotional elements often craved by mainstream audiences... (CONT'D) http://www.dearcastandcrew.com/letters/2013/6/11/sarah-prefers-to-run.html