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Stories We Tell

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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. 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 larger human story.

2012, 108 min 37 s

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Meilleur documentaire de 2013
International Cinephile Society
24 février 2014, New York - États-Unis

Special Mention for the "Small Stamp" for the Best Film by a filmmaker below the age of 35
Du 23 février au 2 mars 2014, Zagreb - Croatie

Documentary Screenplay
Writers Guild of America
1 février 2014, Los Angeles - États-Unis

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary) Award
NY Film Critics Circle
Du 6 au 16 janvier 2014, New York - États-Unis

Meilleur film documentaire
International Film Festival
Du 6 au 12 novembre 2013, Bratislava - Slovaquie

Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award
Festival documentaire TEMPO
Du 5 au 10 mars 2013, Stockholm - Suède

Prix Ted-Rogers pour le meilleur long-métrage documentaire
Prix Écrans canadiens
3 mars 2013, Toronto - Canada

Rogers Best Canadian Film Award
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
8 janvier 2013, Toronto - Canada

Allan King Documentary Award
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
16 décembre 2012, Toronto - Canada

Prix spécial du jury- accompagné d'une bourse de $50 000
Film Festival
Du 11 au 20 octobre 2012, Abu Dhabi - Émirats arabes unis

Grand Prix Focus- avec une bourse de $5000 et $2500 en billets d'avion remis par Air France
Festival du nouveau cinéma
Du 10 au 21 octobre 2012, Montréal - Canada

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