Watch: Full Trailer for Sarah Polley's Incredible Doc 'Stories We Tell'
"I'm interested in the way we tell stories about our lives…" Roadside Attractions has unveiled the theatrical trailer for Sarah Polley's documentary Stories We Tell, about her own life and her own mother and father. Ah, but there's much more to it than that. This is hopefully one of those docs you've been hearing a lot of buzz about, because it really gets into a fascinating topic of how we tell stories about our life, and the people we knew, and how each person's recollection is different. It was made by actress Sarah Polley, and there's a revelation in the film that changes everything but then it uses some interesting cinematic twists after that.
Watch the full theatrical trailer for Sarah Polley's documentary Stories We Tell, in high def from Apple:
In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, 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. As each relates their version of family mythology, recollections shift into glimpses of their mother, 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 is written & directed by Canadian actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley, who directed the films Take This Waltz and Away from Her previously.. This premiered at the Venice, Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals last year. Roadside Attractions is releasing Stories We Tell in theaters on May 10th this summer.