In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, writer/director Sarah Polley delves into the murky waters of family histories. As each interviewee relates their story varying levels of reliability are exposed and the truth is shown as being dependant on how it is told.
Written and directed by the multi award-winning, OSCAR-nominated Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away From Her).
"A probing, emotionally devastating documentary that was, for this critic and many others, the revelation of the Venice Film Festival" TIME Magazine
"Confirms Sarah Polley as one of the best and most interesting filmmakers working today" Film Threat
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In this inspired, genre-twisting new 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 kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and 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 their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. 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. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, ...Stories We Tell (Blu-Ray)