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Stories We Tell Stories We Tell

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, writer/director Sarah Polley delves into the murky waters of family histories. 

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, writer/director Sarah Polley delves into the murky waters of family histories. 

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For her third feature and first documentary, the gifted actor-turned-filmmaker Sarah Polley (Away from Her, Take This Waltz) has chosen to focus on her parents: Canadian actor and casting director Diane and British-born actor Michael. Like any married couple, they experienced their fair share of happiness and disappointment. Diane in particular, is seen to have been a very private figure behind her outgoing veneer. 

Through interviews with family members and friends, as well as employing archive footage and brilliantly staged Super-8 reconstructions, Polley’s riveting investigation into Michael and Diane’s life, as individuals and a couple, becomes an exploration of the role of memory, questioning its ownership and also the veracity of recollection. Can we ever uncover every facet of those closest to us and, ultimately, do we want to? Stories We Tell is an intelligent, generous and deeply satisfying experience.

For her third feature and first documentary, the gifted actor-turned-filmmaker Sarah Polley (Away from Her, Take This Waltz) has chosen to focus on her parents: Canadian actor and casting director Diane and British-born actor Michael. Like any married couple, they experienced their fair share of happiness and disappointment. Diane in particular, is seen to have been a very private figure behind her outgoing veneer. 

Through interviews with family members and friends, as well as employing archive footage and brilliantly staged Super-8 reconstructions, Polley’s riveting investigation into Michael and Diane’s life, as individuals and a couple, becomes an exploration of the role of memory, questioning its ownership and also the veracity of recollection. Can we ever uncover every facet of those closest to us and, ultimately, do we want to? Stories We Tell is an intelligent, generous and deeply satisfying experience.

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SKU 5021866665306
Catalogue Number CFW665DVD
Year 2012 (DVD 2013)
Director Sarah Polley
Publisher(s) Curzon Film World
Countries Canada
Aspect ratio 16x9 (1.78:1)
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo 2.0
Language(s) English
Running time 104 min approx.
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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