WorldCat Identities

Polley, Sarah

Works: 475 works in 1,126 publications in 6 languages and 25,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television series  Juvenile works  Fiction  Miscellanea  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Performer, Producer, Scenarist, Author, Restager , Other, Film editor, Contributor, Creator, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sarah Polley
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history
Away from her by Sarah Polley( Visual )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-visitors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
Dawn of the dead by Zack Snyder( Visual )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human!
Take this waltz by Sarah Polley( Visual )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Stories we tell by Sarah Polley( Visual )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "genre-twisting film by director Sarah Polley, who investigates the elusive truths of her eclectic family of storytellers as she playfully interrogates a cast of characters who each relate their version of the family mythology. Polley reveals the essence of family as she uncovers the secrets buried deep within-- "--Container
The adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam( Visual )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan
Splice by Vincenzo Natali( Visual )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two young scientists become superstars by splicing different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures. Ignoring legal and ethical boundaries, the scientists, who are romantically involved, introduce human DNA into their experiment and risk the dawn of a terrifying new era
Beowulf & Grendel by Gerard Butler( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bloody tale of warrior Beowulf's battle with Grendel, a murderous troll, to save King Hrothgar's kingdom, which was destroyed by the troll and his men
The sweet hereafter by Atom Egoyan( Visual )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Following a tragic schoolbus accident, opportunistic lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of retribution on behalf of the grieving community, Stephens sets to work on a class action lawsuit. But beneath the town's placid surface, he discovers a tangled skein of deceit and forbidden desire that mirrors his own troubled life. Everyone, it seems, has secrets to keep."--Container
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet( Visual )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence
Existenz by David Cronenberg( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A designer of a virtual reality game is hunted by an assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation
Don't come knocking by Wim Wenders( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and German and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Spence, a washed-up Western movie star, uses alcohol, drugs, and young women to escape from the pain of his life. One day he suddenly flees the set of his latest Western on horseback and goes to visit his mother in Nevada. She tells him that he might have a grown son in Montana, where he once had a fling with a local waitress. Howard sets out to meet his son with an insurance agent from his abandoned film in pursuit
Mr. Nobody by Jaco van Dormael( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life story of Nemo Nobody, a 118 year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality. On his deathbed, Nemo shares his life story with a reporter and reviews the choices he made along the way. Yet even with his last breath, a pivotal decision awaits to conclude his destiny
The weight of water by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century-old double murder haunts Jean, a photographer, who travels to the scene of the crime to investigate. The sole survivor of the murders was a woman whose unhappy marriage mirrors Jean's. Past and present collide and it suddenly becomes clear to Jean who the real killer is
My life without me by Isabel Coixet( Visual )
51 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman is dying from cancer, so she decides to live her life with a passion and zest she has never known before
The claim ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of regret and greed in the Gold Rush-era American West. in 1867, Daniel Dillon, the wealthy 49er who runs Kingdom Come, a Sierra Nevada boomtown, is trying to bring the railroad through town when the past comes back to haunt him. Twenty years ago, he sold his wife and daughter to another goldminer for the claim to the gold mine that brought him his fortune
Go ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told from three different views, the story of a group of young Californians who, by becoming involved in drug dealing, embark on a wild, late night ride that won't end until the sun comes up
Road to Avonlea ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of Sara Stanley who is forced to live with her deceased mother's relatives in the town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. Sara's antics and misadventures lead her through tales of romance and fancy, and tragedy and comedy
Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach( Visual )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greta Gerwig is radiant as a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York, trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner). Meticulously directed by Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming) with a free-and-easy vibe reminiscent of the French New Wave's most spirited films, and written by Baumbach and Gerwig with an effortless combination of sweetness and wit, Frances Ha gets at both the frustrations and the joys of being young and unsure of where to go next. This wry and sparkling city romance is a testament to the ongoing vitality of independent American cinema
Beverly Cleary's Ramona ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two stories about the 8-year-old Ramona and her family. Ramona's sneakers squeak and she becomes the center of attention, and Ramona learns the sadness of losing a friend and her cat, but gaining a new sibling
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Polley, Sarah 1979-
English (316)
French (20)
German (15)
Spanish (11)
Italian (1)
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