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Sarah Polley

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SARAH POLLEY is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and actor. After making short films such as The Best Day of My Life (1999) and I Shout Love (2003), Polley made her feature length directorial debut with the drama film Away from Her in 2006. Polley received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay, which she adapted from the Alice Munro story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain.” Her other projects include the documentary film Stories We Tell (2012), the miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace (2017), and the romantic-comedy Take This Waltz (2011). Polley began her acting career as a child, starring in The Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988).

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