Sunday, January 5, 2014

Stories We Tell (2012)

Director: Sarah Polley
Writers:  Sarah Polley, Michael Polley

It is a documentary film that tries to bring different people's version of a family event to give us a picture of somebody who died a while back.

The family event concerns the parentage of the director/actor Sarah Polley. It helped that I knew nothing about the film as well as the celebrity nature of Sarah Polley, even though I have seen films like Go in which she played one of the main characters. What makes it better than sum of its parts is the breaking of fourth wall that happens frequently and particularly in the last third of the film. We realize that the film is an attempt by Sarah Polley in dealing with the the discovery of her real biological father.

Rating: 3.5/5