"[Emporte-moi] is immersed simultaneously in the French new wave and the Quebecois cinema of the sixties. In preparation for the shoot, Pool and [cinematographer Jeanne] Lapoirie watched a full program of new wave films, including everything by Truffaut and Godard, whose early masterpieces Les quatre-cent coups (1959) and Vivre sa vie (1962) play [...] key roles in Emporte-moi. Like [Jean-Claude] Lauzon's Léolo, also an important influence, Pool's film combines Montreal locations with a surrealist style and an improvisational, episodic structure."
-- David L. Pike
Pike, David L. Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. (p. 158)