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Stories We Tell

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9.0

Stories We Tell

DVD Verdict
9 September 2013
  • Excerpt: At a glance, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell may look like a somewhat self-indulgent project. In the film, Polley sits down with members of her own family and asks them to recount the life and times of her late mother Diane. "Act as if I've never heard any of this," she instructs them, hoping to find something interesting in the different spins the assorted participants may offer on Diane's life.
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Critics Pick: ‘Stories We Tell’

thelmadams.com
10 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Watching “Stories We Tell” feels like sharing a comfy couch beside a close friend — who happens to be an amazing storyteller with a show-stopping secret. In her third film as a writer-director ( “Away From Her,” “Take This Waltz” ), the Canadian actress Sarah Polley, 34, uses nonfiction to unknot her shocking family history. Because her parents, Michael and Diane Polley, were theater people, the revelations also played out on a public stage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
19 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Having "The Stories We Tell" labeled as a documentary understates the dramatic wonder threaded into this movie. When following her family fault lines, the director allows for interweaving of fact and fiction in a way that is transparent for the viewer, and it serves to intrigue. The story and the various family members who narrate it are compelling in a human and likeable way. The honesty of each in remembering their version is reassuringly recognisable and imperfect.
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Overall 8
8.0

Stories We Tell

Nöjesguiden
13 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Varje barndom har sin egen mytologi. Summan av alla anekdoter och fotografier. Ibland kan det vara svårt att veta vad som verkligen hänt. I Stories We Tell försöker Polley rekonstruera minnet av sin döda mor genom att intervjua alla sina släktingar. Resultatet är en elegant berättad historia, där varje stickspår utvecklar sig till ett nytt spännande äventyr, som i sin tur bär med sig nya insikter om moderns liv.
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Stories We Tell

filmkrant.nl
16 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Sarah Polley maakte met Stories We Tell een beeldschoon essay over familie en waarheidsvinding, dat begint met een gefragmenteerd portret van haar moeder. Door de slimme montage stapelt verbazing zich op ontsteltenis.
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Overall 8
8.0

Stories We Tell

indebioscoop.com
4 September 2013
  • Summary: Met een Oscarnominatie voor haar schrijfwerk en een lange CV als actrice heeft Sarah Polley haar waarde in de filmwereld bewezen. In de documentaire Stories We Tell verdiept ze zich in het mysterieuze verhaal van haar moeder.
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Overall 8
8.0

Stories We Tell

Volkskrant
9 May 2013
Overall 8
8.3

Anmeldelse af Stories we Tell

jyllands-posten.dk
3 April 2013
  • Summary: Sarah Polleys poetisk-personlige dokumentar-essay om sig selv og sin familie beviser endnu en gang, at den sofistikerede multikunstner har et unikt talent.
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Overall 8
8.3

Stories We Tell

P3
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Kanadiske Sarah Polley må nyte full tillit innad i sin familie. Hun utleverer dem nemlig, og seg selv, i dokumentarfilmen Stories we tell . Det er et særdeles åpent og ærlig innsyn i familiens innerste anliggender, og spesielt hennes avdøde mors hemmeligheter. Jeg føler et snev av kikkermentalitet mens jeg ser filmen, men mest av alt en enorm interesse for historien som rulles opp.
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