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Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley
2012 | 1 h 48 min
Stories We Tell is an inspired, genre-twisting film by Oscar®-nominated director Sarah Polley, and produced by Anita Lee for the NFB. Her playful investigation into the elusive truth buried within the contradictions of a family of storytellers paints a profound portrait of a complicated and deeply loving family.

Selected in 8 festivals worldwide including Venice, Telluride and TIFF

AWARD WINNER!
Festival du nouveau cinema – Montreal 2012
Film Festival – Abu Dhabi 2012

Awards and distinctions

  • Special Mention for the "Small Stamp" for the Best Film by a filmmaker below the age of 35
    ZagrebDox, Zagreb
    2014
  • Best Documentary Film for 2013
    International Cinephile Society, New York
    2014
  • Documentary Screenplay
    Writers Guild of America, Los Angeles
    2014
  • Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary) Award
    NY Film Critics Circle, New York
    2014
  • Best Documentary Film
    International Film Festival, Bratislava
    2013
  • Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award
    TEMPO Documentary Festival, Stockholm
    2013
  • Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
    2013
  • Rogers Best Canadian Film Award
    Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Toronto
    2013
  • Allan King Documentary Award
    Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Toronto
    2012
  • Focus Grand Prize- with a cash prize of $5000 and $2500 worth of plane tickets from Air France
    Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal
    2012
  • Special Jury Prize- with a $50 000 cash prize
    Film Festival, Abu Dhabi
    2012