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Stories We Tell

Documentary


 

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Having "The Stories We Tell" labeled as a documentary understates the dramatic wonder threaded into this movie. When following her family fault lines, the director allows for interweaving of fact and fiction in a way that is transparent for the viewer, and it serves to intrigue. The story and the various family members who narrate it are compelling in a human and likeable way. The honesty of each in remembering their version is reassuringly recognisable and imperfect. Tall tales but true.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 19th September 2013
108 mins