STORIES WE TELL

A semi-dramatised documentary from the director of Away From Her. Polley sets out to discover the “truth” about her mother, Canadian performer and TV personality, Diane Polley, who died of cancer when Sarah was 11. In the process she finds truth to be elusive as she probes the stories told by family members and friends. A deeply personal film that explores the variability of different people’s narratives and the way these stories shape and define us as individuals and as families. Their confusing and contradictory recollections paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.

Director: 

Sarah Polley

Canada 2012 108m