Summary: Interesting film. Where we, as the audience, are not only watching the family tell thier story, with all thier secrets and lies, but also watching the film maker, also a member of this family, at the same time. This could not have been done any better. Sarah Polley was distant and involved at the same time. Really good.
Summary: Sarah Polley as a director is just getting better and better. This insighful story of her family and in particular her mum. Its brave and never veers off to a sugary conclusion. I cant wait to see what Sarah does next.
Summary: An interesting concept for a film with very inventive ways of telling the different viewpoints on a fascinating family story, but did it need a bit of restructuring?! I can accept a kind of mocumentary that fakes elements like all the home movie archive and gives the reveal very subtly, but that's got to be the place to wrap things.
Summary: An intriguing, and honest, exploration of family secrets by one of Canada's most talented, young film-makers. Literate, intelligent and sensitive in its representation of the reactions and feelings of those most affected by what happened, the film asks important questions about establishing what is true in the history of one's family.
"Stories We Tell" is rich and affecting storytelling at it's finest.
21 September 2013
Summary: Sarah Polley has set the stage in mind for many years to tell a simple story. Much like the process of forming a story, things are always taken back to the storyboard and new influences are introduced. Sarah ultimately made the natural choice to deliver this story by simply setting the basis and allowing each party to tell the story as they know it, in every detail from each individual memory.