In Stories We Tell, an inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. She serves as both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving.
The first trailer has been released. Watch as Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story.Read More
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to Take This Waltz, the eagerly anticipated new film written, directed and produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and acclaimed actress Sarah Polley. Starring two-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman, Take This Waltz is an insightful, sophisticated film about a young woman struggling to choose between a husband that she loves and another man that she has fallen passionately in love with. Magnolia did the deal with TF1 International.
Take This Waltz was produced by Susan Cavan along with Sarah Polley, and premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. Michelle Williams plays twenty-eight-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Warmly human, funny and bittersweet, Take This Waltz deftly avoids romantic clichés and paints an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.Read More
Oscar winner Adrien Brody has made some interesting career choices since winning his Academy Award in 2002 for the Roman Polanski film, The Pianist. Since then Brody has appeared in many different types of films including thrillers like The Jacket, comedies such as The Darjeeling Limited, mysteries including Hollywoodland and blockbuster action films like King Kong and this summer's upcoming, Predators. Now Brody can add science fiction to his repertoire with his latest film, Splice, directed by Vincenzo Natali. His co-star in the film, actress Sarah Polley began her career at an early age with her role in the Terry Gilliam film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen but it was her role in '1997s The Sweet Hereafter that made her an established actress. After collaborating with directors like Doug Liman, David Cronenberg and Zack Snyder on films such as Go, eXistenZ and Dawn Of The Dead, respectively, the actress decided to take a break from acting to make her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film, Away From Her starring Julie Christie. Polley has recently returned to acting and now joins Brody in their new sci-fi thriller, Splice, which opens in theaters on June 4th. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with the film's stars, Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley and actress Delphine Chanéac, who plays the creature Dren in the film, about the new movie; it's creepy scenes and real-world issues. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
In the film, Splice, Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Brody) and Elsa (Polley) specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground-risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition. The result is Dren (Chanéac), an amazing, strangely beautiful creature that exhibits uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. Though, at first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerated rate, and then threatens to become their worst nightmare.Read More
Actress Sarah Polley began her career at an early age with her role in the Terry Gilliam film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen but it was her role in '1997s The Sweet Hereafter that made her an established actress. After collaborating with directors like Doug Liman, David Cronenberg and Zack Snyder on films such as Go, eXistenZ and Dawn Of The Dead, respectively, the actress decided to take a break from acting to make her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film, Away From Her starring Julie Christie. Polley has recently returned to acting and has a new science fiction thriller called Splice, opening on June 4th and co-starring Adrien Brody. While the movie doesn't even open until early next month, due to early interest from fans, it has already sparked rumors of a sequel.
We recently had a chance to speak with Sarah Polley and asked the actress if she thought that a sequel was possible, and if so, had anyone approached her yet about returning for the film? "Yeah I guess so?" the actress first responded. "Nobody's ever talked to me about a sequel yet so I have no idea?" We finished by asking the actress if she would be open to returning for a sequel if one were to take place? "I'm not sure? I'm pretty busy in the next year and a half doing my own films so I'd have to see," answered Polley.Read More