Organized in collaboration with Swissnex and Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival on the occasion of the Francophone Celebrations in New England, the Francophone Film Festival promotes international francophone cinema to the local public.
On March 20, 2014, Québec director Chloé Robichaud will be the star of the "Québec night" at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston, MA. Her short-film Chef de meute will precede the projection of her recent feature film Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Prefers to Run).
About 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.
About Chef de meute:
Clara's overwhelming family can't understand her solitary life, wishing she would find someone to grow old with. Following her aunt's sudden death, Clara is put in charge of her pet.
Little does she know that these are the first steps to an unlikely, but empowering, friendship.
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