Stories We Tell
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Director Sarah PolleyYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Sarah Polley is an actress and film director from a family full of secrets. With her vibrant mother actress Diane Polley long deceased, Sarah wants to discover the truth about her marriage to her father Michael Polley and the resulting crash it had on the family. She was only a young teenager when she was first told by her sister that Michael may not be her biological father and that there were two other possible men who could've had an affair with Diane whilst they were married. More than twenty years on, she is eager to hear from everyone's side of the story despite how very different they may be.
Sarah Polley ('Take This Waltz', 'Away from Her') directs this moving documentary addressing the skeleton in her family's closet that has been buried for so many years. She interrogates various members of her family, her friends and other associates of her parents as she tries to pin down exactly what happened in her parents' tumultuous relationship. The movie features a collection of Super-8 footage designed to look as though they are home movies featuring actors playing the parts of various members of her family. It is a story with a strong message as Sarah bravely digs up the past that has haunted her family for so long.
Starring: Sarah Polley, Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen, Geoffrey Bowes, John Buchan, Susy Buchan, Tom Butler, Andrew Church, Peter Evans