Going back a few weeks ago, I watched this really lovely documentary film while I was volunteering for Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012. The film is called, "Stories We Tell" by Sarah Polley.
Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley is about the stories and secrets that lie within her family. It involves around her mother, Diane and the inter-relations with the people she had before her death. She begins making a documentary about it using old home videos and based on the title itself, from the stories that every person involved tells.
There are so many reasons why I found this film really lovely.
From the moment I heard Bon Iver's Skinny Love accidentally outside the theater as they did a sound check, I knew that the film would be a really lovely one. Here is a video if you guys want to hear it.
To think that this actually happened awes me. The whole story brings you to discover what happened in someone else's life. The thing that makes it even more than what is is that it also tells how other people are affected through the stories they tell themselves. And I love that.
The quality that I love the most about this film by Sarah Polley are the lessons that I've learned. There's so much to mention but here's one that particularly stroke me.
One of the family members, John. He talked about the love between Diane, his mom and Michael, his dad. He said that in a relationship between two people, he noticed that it seems like there is never a time that both people equally love each other. In a relationship, there is always someone that loves the other more than that other loves them. But hopefully, that level of love is really close. And sometimes, one person's level of love goes higher than the other and vice versa... but never... is it ever... equal.
It's amazing. The film will make you laugh, smile, tear and cry. It's lovely and I recommend anyone and everyone to watch it.