Stories We Tell
Director: Sarah Polley Run Time: 108 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2012
Starring: Joanna Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Michael Polley
Academy Award nominee Sarah Polley’s extraordinary Stories We Tell is a deeply moving portrait of a family dealing with a legacy of secrets and lies, and the elusive nature of truth itself.
Stories We Tell unpeels the complex life of Diane, an aspiring actress and mother, and the shockwaves that a series of impulsive actions unleash on her children, husband and community.
With this groundbreaking new feature that seamlessly blends past and present, the real and the imagined, Polley’s characteristically unflinching yet compassionate gaze delivers a level of depth and emotion only hinted at by her earlier acclaimed directorial works, Away from Her and Take This Waltz. Making Stories We Tell all the more memorable is the revelation that the mother depicted – and family in question – is Polley’s own.