A story has as many versions as the number of people that it is told by. In her documentary-project Sarah Polley touches the relativity of storytelling using her mom’s life’s-story. This film is not another simple nostalgic docu-bio-pic, it’s a riveting, deep , thrilling and touching documentary that will grab your attention until the last second.
An original element of the film is implementing reenactments that are (probably) mixed with the original footage from the family archive – they are a bit distracting/confusing. I guess it also could be the way of trying to show Sarah’s version of the story.
Without hesitation – one of the best films from this year’s Two Riversides Festival’s lineup.