“In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. “Stories We Tell” explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story. (Roadside Attractions)

Around 2013, presented by Maria Schrader



Berlin Premiere 



OT: Stories we tell, 2012
Produktionsland: Kanada
Produktion: National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Toronto
Cast: Sarah Polley und ihre Familie
Format: DCP / Farbe
Länge: 108 min.
Sprache: English OV
World Sales: National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Toronto,
Dt. Verleih: fugu Filmverleih,
Festivals: Venedig, Telluride, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Stockholm, Sundance, San Francisco, New York, Sydney u.v.a.
Preise: Toronto Filmcritics Association, Genie Awards u.a.