Stories We Tell

  • Fri Sept 6
Stories We Tell
Sarah Polley
John Buchan, Joanna Polley, Mark Polley.

The talented actress-turned-director, Sarah Polley, delves into the mystery behind her own actress mother, who died when Polley was young, in this surprisingly moving documentary. Making use of home movie footage and interviews with family members and friends to separate memory and myth from reality, she achieves “An invigorating powerhouse of a personal documentary, adventurous and absolutely fascinating.” (LA Times) “With its ingenious structure, seamless visual conceits and mordant humor, Stories We Tell is a masterful film on technical and aesthetic values alone. But because of the wisdom and compassion of its maker, it rises to another level entirely.” (Washington Post)


DCP color
1 hour 48 minutes
release year/country
2012 USA