Stories We Tell

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1 h 48 min
Sarah Polley

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

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