In the inspired, genre-twisting new film Stories We Tell, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley (Away From Her) 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. Official Web Site

Director:

Sarah Polley

Cast:

Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen, Geoffrey Bowes, John Buchan, Susy Buchan, Tom Butler, Andrew Church, Peter Evans, Justin Goodhand, Cathy Gulkin, Harry Gulkin, Alex Hatz, Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Macmillan, Victoria Mitchell, Seamus Morrison, Marie Murphy, Mairtin O'Carrigan, Diane Polley, Joanna Polley, Mark Polley, Michael Polley, Sarah Polley, Mort Ransen, Anne Tait, Claire Walker

MPAA Rating:

PG-13

Run Time:

1hr 48mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Canada