Stories We Tell

Dir: Sarah Polley
108mins   2012   Canada   12A   English   

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

'There are many moments when I was moved to tears - when raw truths involving emotions, are delivered by family members in spontaneous, unrehearsed fashion. Polley has crafted a rare jewel of a film that reveals much about her own family, and offers something special for others too, creating a shaft of light illuminated by honesty and disclosure, as the smoke and mirrors of previously unspoken memories are erased. While we may all be the central character in our own story, the big picture mosaic offers a somewhat different perspective.' Urban Cinephile

This film is introduced by Wilma De Jong, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex in a half hour lecture that includes clips of a variety of related films. It can be booked as a one off event or as part of the course Documenting Reality: Documentary in a new Light


Thu 1 March