Stories We Tell (2012)
Stories We Tell, Polley's maiden voyage into the world of documentary, is at heart a personal essay on the intractable subjects of truth and memory. Using a combination of archival footage, still photos and testimon-ials in a captivating visual assemblage, Polley examines the disagreements and varying narratives of a single family as they look back on decades-old events.
The responses from the storytellers chosen to share their version of things are heartfelt, revealing and even charmingly funny. The result is a lively and richly textured documentary that seamlessly blends past and present, the real and the imagined. Devoid of sensationalism and filled with tender and powerful moments, the film also serves as a loving homage to one key player who is no longer here to share her version.
Cast:John Buchan, Joanna Polley, Mark Polley, Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen, Geoffrey Bowes
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