Stories We Tell – Documentary Trailer

Sarah Polley, the lead actress from Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Academy Award nominee for best adapted screenplay for Away From Her, embarks on a journey to uncover her family’s secrets.

Official Synopsis: 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.

ETA: USA – 17 May, 2013. AUS – 14 June, 2013.