Stories We Tell 2012 M

3.05PM Sun 18 Jul 2021 (1hr 47mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Telling stories is our way of coping, a way of creating shape out of a mess. It binds everyone together.

Sarah Polley

A documentary about memory and family secrets by director Sarah Polley examines Polley’s burning question of whether her father Michael is her biological father and her desire to know more about her charismatic, larger than life mother. Combing flashback, home video and present day interviews with her family, Sarah Polley attempts to find the truth about her mother who died when she was 11 years old. The film focuses on the subjective nature of family ‘truths’ and how stories about life, even your own life, don’t belong to anyone, they evolve and are created in the people who live them.

M | Infrequent coarse language

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 108 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: SARAH POLLEY / PRODUCERS:  ANITA LEE, SILVA BASMAJIAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: IRIS NG / CAST: SARAH POLLEY, MICHAEL POLLEY, HARRY GULKIN / PRINTSOURCE/RIGHTS: PALACE FILMS