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STORIES WE TELL Sarah Polley

From the outside looking in, it seems rather insistent of director Sarah Polley to present a documentary with her own family as the subject, suggesting an insufferably narcissistic viewing experience where the artist purges her demons for the world to see. However, “Stories We Tell” isn’t that shameless, embarking on a riveting odyssey of emotion, revelation, and storytelling perspective as it examines a most unusual situation of bifurcated love, resulting in a mystery of sorts involving a question of paternity and the very essence of family as Polley collects the jigsaw puzzle pieces of her life. While I can understand any reluctance to view the personal business of others, Polley moves beyond the routine of therapy to shape an expressive and beautifully considerate documentary. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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