STORIES WE TELL is a unique and dynamic documentary with a difference. Actress Sarah Polley steps behind the camera to tell the life story of her late mother Diane, who died of cancer in her early 40s. The plurality of the movie's title is intentional: Polley invites a vast array of family members and friends to relate Diane's biography as they remember it. The differences between their recollections become quite pronounced are varying stages in the film, and Polley bravely examines all of them. Sometimes she pays a heavy emotional cost for doing so. At other times, those involved in the movie are forced to confront (and perhaps, forever change) their own interpretation of the ever-mysterious Diane. The doco is narrated by Michael, Diane's second husband, an intriguing and solitary presence who could have been a worthy subject of a similar film himself. See this extraordinary project with as little advance knowledge as possible, and one of the most lasting film experiences of the year awaits.