The director of one of its first year most sickening documentaries talks about his extraordinary topics, the film-making process, and the age-old interrogate: quality or encourage?
” Ideas are my bread and butter ,” reads film-maker Tim Wardle.” But it’s hard to find meanings that do you want to get out of plot at 3am and become cinema somewhere .”
That, however, was not the case when a producer at Raw, the London-based creation company where Wardle cultivates, been presented to his attention the story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, a situate of identical triplets who knew good-for-nothing of one another until the latter are reunited by happenstance at age 19. That alone would make for a compelling documentary, but their fib doesn’t end there.
Bobby, Eddy and David are the subjects of Wardle’s brand-new cinema Three Identical Strangers, an exceptional documentary that starts as a feelgood human interest legend and, by the end, has you interrogating the specific characteristics of cosmo. As far as documentary topics disappear, this one is nonpareil, a fact that was heavy on Wardle’s mind as he set out to tell the brothers’ tale on film.” There’s huge pressure not to fuck up the narrative ,” he admits.” I wasn’t to be concerned about fund 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 listens his first day of university exclusively to find unfamiliar classmates greeting him as Eddy. While it’s only the first in a series of fortuitous shows, most of which are better encountered than read about here, Wardle is smart to tell the first half of the documentary through narration and recreated incidents, a tactic that allows the witnes to get a sense of how eerie it must be to move into your dormitory room and find you’re already an on-campus fame. Eventually, Bobby and Eddy meet and are contacted by David, whose adoptive father observed a duet of twinneds in the newspaper who searched exactly like her son, down to their shared pudgy hands.