A trip down memory lane
SARAH Polley is a Canadian actor/writer/director. She has made two features before this: the sublime Away From Her (2006) and Take This Waltz (2011). In Stories We Tell, she immerses herself and her family in a most intimate journey to which we, the audience, are invited to participate.
Polley’s mother Diane died of cancer when her daughter was only 11. Polley uses old family Super-8 footage and reconstructed footage as well as interviews with siblings, half-siblings, friends, and her father Michael