On the surface, Polley's film is an investigation into her own family secrets (to say any more would ruin things a bit), but "Stories We Tell" also dips into the fictions and non-fictions that tie the bonds between parents, siblings and more. It's also about the nature of storytelling itself, and how one tale can be told many different ways, depending on who is sharing it. "...it’s a film that tickles both the brain and the heart" we wrote in our review from the Venice Film Festival, and that's pretty much right on point.
In this exclusive clip, Michael Polley (Sarah's father, an actor as well) reveals his reaction to the revelations his daughter shares with him, and how it inspires him to put his own version of the story on the page. It's a lovely moment, in a movie brimming with them.
Watch below. "Stories We Tell" opens on May 10th, and be sure to read our interview with Sarah Polley right here.