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Stories We Tell (2012)

  • Rate: 7.6/10 total 450 votes 
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 17 January 2013 (Greece)
  • Runtime: 108 min
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Stories We Tell (2012)

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  • IMDb page: Stories We Tell (2012)
  • Rate: 7.6/10 total 450 votes 
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 17 January 2013 (Greece)
  • Runtime: 108 min
  • Gross: $27,053 (USA) (10 May 2013)
  • Director: Sarah Polley
  • Stars: John Buchan, Joanna Polley, Mark Polley | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Jonathan Goldsmith (music arranged by)  
  • Plot Keyword: Interview | Memory | Actor | Secret | Film Producer

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Sarah Polley 

Known Trivia

    Plot: A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. Full summary » |  »

    Story: In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, OscarĀ®-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. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the … Written byThe National Film Board of Canada

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Silva Basmajian known as executive producer
    • Anita Lee known as executive producer
    • Anita Lee known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Pixie Bigelow known as Herself
    • Deirdre Bowen known as Herself
    • Geoffrey Bowes known as Himself
    • John Buchan known as Himself
    • Susy Buchan known as Herself
    • Tom Butler known as Himself
    • Andrew Church known as Geoffrey Bowes
    • Peter Evans known as Michael Polley
    • Justin Goodhand known as John Buchan
    • Cathy Gulkin known as Herself
    • Harry Gulkin known as Himself
    • Alex Hatz known as Harry Gulkin
    • Rebecca Jenkins known as Diane Polley
    • Robert Macmillan known as Himself
    • Victoria Mitchell known as Herself
    • Seamus Morrison known as Mark Polley
    • Marie Murphy known as Herself
    • Mairtin O'Carrigan known as The director
    • Diane Polley known as Herself (archive footage)
    • Joanna Polley known as Herself
    • Mark Polley known as Himself
    • Michael Polley known as Himself
    • Sarah Polley known as Herself
    • Mort Ransen known as Himself
    • Anne Tait known as Herself
    • Claire Walker known as Herself

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    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Sarah Craig known as makeup department head
    • Josie Stewart known as hair stylist

    Art Department:

    • Stephen Depko known as set dresser
    • Deirdre Hughes known as graphic designer
    • Sasha Tolstoy known as set dresser
    • Paul Vernon known as props master

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    Company

    Production Companies:

    • National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

    Other Companies:

    • Tattersall Sound  sound post-production

    Distributors:

    • Mongrel Media (2012) (Canada) (all media)
    • Roadside Attractions (2013) (USA) (all media)
    • Eurozoom (2013) (France) (theatrical)
    • StraDa Films (2013) (Greece) (theatrical)
    • Angel Films (2013) (Denmark) (all media)
    • Artificial Eye (2013) (UK) (all media)
    • Folkets Bio (2013) (Sweden) (all media)
    • Gutek Film (2013) (Poland) (all media)
    • Palace Films (2013) (Australia) (all media)

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    Other Stuff

    Release Date:

    • Italy 29 August 2012 (Venice Film Festival)
    • USA 1 September 2012 (Telluride Film Festival)
    • Canada 7 September 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)
    • Canada 19 September 2012 (Atlantic Film Festival)
    • Canada 21 September 2012 (Cinefest Sudbury)
    • Canada 2 October 2012 (Edmonton International Film Festival)
    • Canada 12 October 2012 (limited)
    • United Arab Emirates 12 October 2012 (Abu Dhabi International Film Festival)
    • India 19 October 2012 (Mumbai Film Festival)
    • Denmark 1 November 2012 (CPHDOX Festival)
    • Sweden 13 November 2012 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
    • Greece 17 January 2013
    • USA 18 January 2013 (Sundance Film Festival)
    • USA 28 February 2013 (True/False Film Festival)
    • Sweden 9 March 2013 (Tempo Documentary Festival)
    • Norway 22 March 2013
    • France 27 March 2013
    • USA 29 March 2013 (New Directors/New Films)
    • Denmark 3 April 2013 (DOXBIO)
    • USA 29 April 2013 (San Francisco International Film Festival)
    • USA 10 May 2013 (New York City, New York)
    • Australia 14 June 2013 (Sydney Film Festival)
    • Sweden 28 June 2013
    • UK 28 June 2013

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving sexuality, brief strong language and smoking

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    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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