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TIFF TRAILER: Sarah Polley Makes Leap to Documentary Filmmaking With 'Stories We Tell'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 13, 2012 at 11:49AM

It took six years for Sarah Polley to follow up her Academy Award-nominated directorial debut "Away From Her" with this summer's "Take This Waltz," so we were surprised (like many) to learn that her third feature, a documentary, will be screening at the upcoming Venice and Toronto film festivals this Fall. READ MORE: Sarah Polley Talks "Take This Waltz" Playing in the Special Presentation section at TIFF, "Stories We Tell" "playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to reveal the truth at the core of a family of storytellers," according to its official synopsis. To get to that 'truth,' Polley asked the same questions to each family member, and in turn received a range of contradictory responses. Below watch the first released footage from the film, which features Polley as she watches one of said family members recount how he entered the world.
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Stories We Tell

It took six years for Sarah Polley to follow up her Academy Award-nominated directorial debut "Away From Her" with this summer's "Take This Waltz," so we were surprised (like many) to learn that her third feature, a documentary, will be screening at the upcoming Venice and Toronto film festivals this Fall.

READ MORE: Sarah Polley Talks "Take This Waltz"

Playing in the Special Presentation section at TIFF, "Stories We Tell" "playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to reveal the truth at the core of a family of storytellers," according to its official synopsis. To get to that 'truth,' Polley asked the same questions to each family member, and in turn received a range of contradictory responses.

Below watch the first released footage from the film, which features Polley as she watches one of said family members recount how he entered the world.

This article is related to: Toronto International Film Festival, Stories We Tell