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Sarah Polley cuts off her hair for Sundance

Sarah Polley debuted a shorter do at Sundance 2013 compared with her TIFF 2012 look. (Getty Images)

Sarah Polley cut her way through Sundance this week with a new do.

Fresh off her Toronto Film Critics Association win, the "Stories We Tell" filmmaker arrived at the frosty film fest with a new bob and a set of bangs to boot after reportedly getting the chop on Friday.

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According to the Toronto Star, the 34-year-old Torontonian laughed after someone bandied about a famous Coco Chanel quote ("a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life") on Monday night.

“Maybe it’s more predictive,” Polley responded. “Nothing is happening that’s new.”

She later smiled and added, "Except everything."

Polley is in Park City, Utah, to screen her documentary about her late mother's affair. After getting rave reviews in its home country, "Stories We Tell" has reportedly been "very well received" at Sundance. Rumour has it Roadside Attractions has purchased the doc and will release it in the U.S. in May.

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Polley has been showing her films at the festival since the late '90s, when she made her first short.

“It feels really strange when I don’t come here, because it feels like returning to my beginnings as a filmmaker," she told the Toronto Star, adding that Sundance has always taken her "seriously as a filmmaker even when everybody just looked at me as an actor who was dabbling.”

The "Splice" star will return to Toronto after the festival in order to finish writing an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace," which she is also set to direct.

"Favourite interaction with a journalist at sundance 2013:'you STILL live in Toronto??? Sensational!'" Polley tweeted on Tuesday.