Matan Rochlitz, Ivo Gormley
WONDERFUL TOUCHING FILM
Such a touching film, very moving at times. People running appear stripped down to their core: alone & vulnerable, but honest and resilient and strong. Perfect length too…
The sound of running steps on the tarmac, the breathing, both are the perfect rithm for the music… And the poetry of the “no’s” transformed into “yes’s”, the deepest feelings brought up to the most simpliest human beings, by themselves. Everyone of us runs for a reason, even if it is only for running! Thanks AEON Films :)
Amazing film, could not take my eyes of the screen. There is a certain carthesis about running but a dark side too … Being alone with your thoughts is sometimes not healthy and I think that sometimes the ability to be able to open up briefly whilst doing something so personal offers insights that you wouldn’t normally achieve in other situations. A very inspiring and emotional film … We’ll done!
Simple but cheeky questions from the filmmaker prompt a bunch of runners in a park to open their hearts. A tough guy emotes about his sick dad, a woman insists that its important to make an effort with sex, a secondary school teacher rues her childlessness, and a senior complains that he gets slower every year. Jogging along with them is an uplifting, joyful workout.
Well done. A beautifully realised concept that’s unbelievably compelling! The twelve minutes flew by.
A beautiful and accurate representation of a universal activity and an amazing community of people. Being a runner myself, I identify with this film completely…it gave me goosebumps at the end!
Everyone has their own reasons for running. Usually we are alone with our thoughts,
to have someone asking questions allows a person to share their private moments with someone, we run to get away from it all.
Very interesting to capture their intimate thoughts.
I wonder what I would have shared with you?
Makes me want to run! Beautiful film.
‘Don’t try to stop yourself from feeling bad, just accept that you and go talk to someone about it’
beautiful. perfect. profound. enough.
Beautiful. Compelling. Life affirming. Great work guys. I want to get my running shoes on this minute.
WOW! What a great film! It was just so touching on so many levels. This is one that deserves a sequel.
raise my bar each time I run, both physically and mentally
Very touching and beautiful. Running is a time to reflect, it’s pure therapy.
A RUN (OR A WALK) GIVES YOU TIME ALONE WITH YOUR BRAIN, AND THAT’S VALUABLE TIME INDEED.
A beautiful, inspiring and moving film.
The connection between a persons vulnerability and the stimulation of the brain from exercise is fascinating – and rendered in a staggeringly beautiful fashion in this video. Well done.
Loved the candour. Captivating .Could have watched this for hours. Excellent work my friends. Keep it up. Keep running.
It’s incredible to realize how much every runner, regardless of age or ability, has in common and how our experiences are shared.
Running is a form of meditation. Great video capturing the thoughts and feelings stirred whilst on the move.
Fantastic! Really beautiful and poignant. There’s something very special about walking and running for allowing people to meditate on their lives. You’ve captured it wonderfully.
It was touching (and I’m not sure why). Beautifully done.
Wonderful, simple, deep, natural, this short is exactly like running itself. I loved the girl saying “You’re not supposed to look for signs, you’re just supposed to let life happen.” Thanks for sharing this.
I wrote a little piece about making this film which is now on the Guardian site: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2013/nov/15/the-runners-film-interviewing-people-jogging
Excellent. Uplifting and in a strange way inspiring. Very well done.
Just when you think Aeon Films can’t get any better, it does. These films are filled with such great emotion (and beautifully directed/produced) about every day people it’s both heartbreaking and heartwarming to watch. I’m hooked and always will be… Keep them coming…
Let us know what you have to say: