Stories We Tell wins Canadian Film Award

Sarah Polley has received the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association for her National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary “Stories We Tell.”

Produced by Anita Lee, this inspired, genre-twisting film playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. It is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media.

The 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards were presented at a gala dinner at Toronto’s Carlu on Jan. 8. It’s the second award for “Stories We Tell” from the Toronto Film Critics Association, which also named the film as the winner of its Allan King Documentary Award on Dec. 16.

“Stories We Tell” will be screened at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 18, 21 and 24 — the first documentary ever chosen for the festival’s Spotlight category. It will open theatrically in American cities later in 2013, distributed in the U.S. by Roadside Attractions.

“Stories We Tell” was developed by Polley at the National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Centre, produced by Anita Lee and executive produced by Silva Basmajian.

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