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Stories We Tell (2013)

Stories We Tell

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

May 10, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

108 min.

Studio

Roadside Attractions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Sarah Polley

Producer

Anita Lee

Screenwriter

Sarah Polley

Starring

  • Diana Polley
  • Michael Polley
  • Sarah Polley as Herself
  • Rebecca Jenkins
  • Peter Evans
  • Alex Hatz

Story


In this inspired, genre-twisting film, Oscar nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets behind a family of storytellers. She playfully interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of a lively, fun-loving past and the shadows just beneath. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: a messy, intense and loving tangle of contradictions. "Stories We Tell" explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..is unique and unforgettable..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..funny and touching film..”
by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com]
“..Polley has created a portrait of a marriage that is full of enormous richness, tenderness and emotional complexity..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]