Stories We Tell - 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Nova 30/9

We will meet at the Nova Restaurant from 6:15 p.m. onwards, Stefan -[masked]

"Love is so complicated. And family relations are perhaps even more so. Ordinary lives can be filled with secrets and lies.

Writer-director Sarah Polley intriguingly explores the vagaries of truth and the unreliability of memory inStories We Tell (* * * * out of four; rated PG-13; opens Friday in select cities), a brilliant, thought-provoking documentary.

Her film unfolds like a thriller, in a way that's similar to last year's Searching for Sugar Man. But unlike that film, Polley's is a memoir that also employs actors to play the young versions of her parents, whose scenes are shot in Super 8 to make them appear like home movies.

The result is essentially a documentary-plus, a clever comedy as well as a powerful drama, with an overriding sense of mystery. It works, though at times the viewer is bewildered, even left off-kilter. That is precisely the point. The line between fact and fiction is blurred, which puts the audience in a similarly confused state as Polley during her quest."

Sarah Puig, USA Today

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  • Bernadette (.

    An exceptional film with a story told from so many different perspectives and with a lot of humour too. Great choice Stefan!

    1 · September 30, 2013

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