In this inspired, genre-twisting 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 behind 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 a lively, fun-loving past and the shadows just beneath. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: a complex, messy, intense and deeply loving tangle of contradictions.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
92 Ratings
92 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.6/10
  • Fresh 123
  • Rotten 8

Critics Consensus: In Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley plays with the documentary format to explore the nature of memory and storytelling, crafting a thoughtful, compelling narrative that unfolds like a mystery.

Cast & Crew

Cast
Sarah Polley
Director
Sarah Polley

Information

Studio
Mongrel Media
Genre
Documentary
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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