The director of one of its first year most offending documentaries was talking about his extraordinary topics, the film-making process, and the age-old question: nature or encourage?
” Ideas are my bread and butter ,” says film-maker Tim Wardle.” But it’s hard to find sentiments that represent you want to get out of bed at 3am and move movie somewhere .”
That, nonetheless, is not so when a producer at Raw, the London-based production company where Wardle labor, brought to his attention the story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, a move of indistinguishable triplets who knew nothing of one another until they were reunited by happenstance at age 19. That alone would make for a compelling documentary, but their storey doesn’t result there.
Bobby, Eddy and David are the subjects of Wardle’s new cinema Three Identical Strangers, an extraordinary documentary that starts as a feelgood human interest story and, by the end, has you questioning the nature of universe. As far as documentary themes croak, this one is nonpareil, a fact that was heavy on Wardle’s judgment as he set out to tell the brothers’ floor on cinema.” There’s huge distres not to fuck up the fib ,” he acknowledges.” I wasn’t worried about coin or anything like that. I was just like,’ I can’t blow this .'”
Three Identical Strangers begins in 1980, as a 19 -year-old Bobby Shafran attends his first day of university simply to find unfamiliar classmates responding him as Eddy. While it’s only the first in a series of fortuitous discoveries, most of which are better hear than read about here, Wardle is smart to tell the first half of the documentary through narration and recreated panoramas, a tactic that allows the viewer to get a sense of how uncanny it must be to move into your dormitory room and find you’re already an on-campus celebrity. Eventually, Bobby and Eddy meet and are contacted by David, whose adoptive mother noticed a duet of twinneds in the newspaper who searched exactly like her son, down to their shared pudgy hands.