The truth depends on who is telling it. In her third feature-length film, director Sarah Polley once again deals with complex interpersonal relationships, but this time changes form and significantly narrows her perspective. Polley passionately plays a detective asking close and distant relatives questions, rummages through family archives and reconstructs selected memories using professional actors. Stories We Tellis an experimental documentary devoted to the search for identity of the director’s father, an intimate and very personal portrait of a multigenerational family caught between comfortable myth and troublesome truths. Will it be possible to find the truth after so many years?
Sarah Polley was born in 1979 in Toronto. She did not graduate high school. She debuted as an actor at the age of five in the film One Magic Christmas, but achieved fame through the television series Avonlea. She quickly became a favourite actress among independent directors and by 2005 she had starred in films by Terry Gilliam, Atom Egoyan, Kathryn Bigelow and David Cronenberg. Polley made her directorial debut in 1999 with a series of successful short films. Her feature-length debut Away from Her (2006) received an Academy Award nomination for best original script and garnered 42 other prizes.
1999 The Best Day of My Life (short)
1999 Don’t Think Twice (short)
2001 I Shout Love (short)
2002 All I Want for Christmas (short)
2006 Daleko od niej / Away from Her
2011 Take This Waltz
2012 Historie rodzinne / Stories We Tell (doc.)