Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, singer, film director, and screenwriter. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series, Road to Avonlea. She has also starred in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody. Polley made her feature film directorial debut with Away from Her, for which she won a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sarah Polley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sturla Gunnarsson
CAST:  Hringur Ingvarsson  •  Spencer Wilding  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Gunnar Eyjólfsson

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sturla Gunnarsson
CAST:  Hringur Ingvarsson  •  Spencer Wilding  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Gunnar Eyjólfsson

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Fast pacedAction-packedThrilling

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Ving Rhames  •  Jake Weber  •  Mekhi Phifer

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Ving Rhames  •  Jake Weber  •  Mekhi Phifer

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

eXistenZ (1999)

BrainyWeirdDisturbing

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Jude Law  •  Ian Holm  •  Willem Dafoe

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Jude Law  •  Ian Holm  •  Willem Dafoe

Exotica (1994)

Boring

In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Elias Koteas  •  Don McKellar  •  David Hemblen

In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Elias Koteas  •  Don McKellar  •  David Hemblen

Go (1999)

OriginalCleverDramaticLighthearted

Grocery store clerk Simon occasionally sells drugs from his cash register at work, so when soap opera actors Adam and Zack come looking for Ecstasy on a quiet Christmas Eve, they are surprised to find Ronna covering his shift. Desperate for money, Ronna decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Sarah Polley  •  Jay Mohr  •  Timothy Olyphant

Grocery store clerk Simon occasionally sells drugs from his cash register at work, so when soap opera actors Adam and Zack come looking for Ecstasy on a quiet Christmas Eve, they are surprised to find Ronna covering his shift. Desperate for money, Ronna decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Sarah Polley  •  Jay Mohr  •  Timothy Olyphant

My Life Without Me (2003)

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Scott Speedman  •  Leonor Watling

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Scott Speedman  •  Leonor Watling

One Magic Christmas (1985)

Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Borsos
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Gary Basaraba  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Arthur Hill

Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Borsos
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Gary Basaraba  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Arthur Hill

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

The Claim (2000)

A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming back to haunt him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Peter Mullan  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Wes Bentley  •  Nastassja Kinski

A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming back to haunt him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Peter Mullan  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Wes Bentley  •  Nastassja Kinski

The Hanging Garden (1997)

William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but during his visit home, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Ian Parsons  •  Peter MacNeill  •  Chris Leavins  •  Kerry Fox

William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but during his visit home, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Ian Parsons  •  Peter MacNeill  •  Chris Leavins  •  Kerry Fox

The I Inside (2004)

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Sarah Polley  •  Piper Perabo  •  Stephen Rea

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Sarah Polley  •  Piper Perabo  •  Stephen Rea

Guinevere (1999)

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Wells
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Stephen Rea  •  Jean Smart  •  Gina Gershon

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Wells
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Stephen Rea  •  Jean Smart  •  Gina Gershon

The Secret Life of Words (2005)

IntenseSlow movingRomanticEmotional

A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate moments together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Robbins  •  Javier Cámara  •  Eddie Marsan

A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate moments together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Robbins  •  Javier Cámara  •  Eddie Marsan

Last Night (1998)

Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McKellar
CAST:  Don McKellar  •  Sandra Oh  •  Roberta Maxwell  •  Robin Gammell

Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McKellar
CAST:  Don McKellar  •  Sandra Oh  •  Roberta Maxwell  •  Robin Gammell

Jerry and Tom (1998)

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Rubinek
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Ted Danson

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Saul Rubinek
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Ted Danson

Hands of a Stranger (1987)

A New York cop becomes obsessed with finding his wife's rapist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Blair Brown  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Michael Lerner

A New York cop becomes obsessed with finding his wife's rapist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Blair Brown  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Michael Lerner

Stories We Tell (2012)

Canadian actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley investigates certain secrets related to her mother, interviewing a group of family members and friends whose reliability varies depending of their implication in the events, which are remembered in different ways; so a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Polley
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Michael Polley  •  Harry Gulkin  •  Susy Buchan

Canadian actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley investigates certain secrets related to her mother, interviewing a group of family members and friends whose reliability varies depending of their implication in the events, which are remembered in different ways; so a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Polley
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Michael Polley  •  Harry Gulkin  •  Susy Buchan

Trigger (2010)

Trigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock n'roll and reignite chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce McDonald
CAST:  Molly Parker  •  Tracy Wright  •  Don McKellar  •  Daniel MacIvor

Trigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock n'roll and reignite chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce McDonald
CAST:  Molly Parker  •  Tracy Wright  •  Don McKellar  •  Daniel MacIvor

Take This Waltz (2011)

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Polley
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  Seth Rogen  •  Luke Kirby  •  Sarah Silverman

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Polley
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  Seth Rogen  •  Luke Kirby  •  Sarah Silverman
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