Stories We Tell

Dir: Sarah Polley
Cast: Michael Polley, Joanna Polley, Mark Polley
108mins   2012   Canada   12A   English    F-Rated

In this inspired, genre-twisting film, 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.

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.

'Polley's portrait of modern family life is a playfully profound discussion of narrative forms - the way in which we each construct our own reality through stories, part truth, part invention' - Mark Kermode, Observer