Stories We Tell Full Movie

Stories We Tell posterPlot: 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.
Rating: 7.6/10 (9798 votes)
Director: Sarah Polley
Writer: Sarah Polley, Michael Polley (narration)
Stars: Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Documentary
Released: 2013 Jan 17