The director of one of its first year most sickening films talked about his extraordinary themes, the film-making process, and the age-old question: sort or fostering?
” Ideas are my bread and butter ,” says film-maker Tim Wardle.” But it’s hard to find themes that draw you want to get out of bunked at 3am and depart film somewhere .”
That, nonetheless, was not the case when a producer at Raw, the London-based production company where Wardle drives, brought to his attention the story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, a established of same 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 intent there.
Bobby, Eddy and David are the subjects of Wardle’s brand-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 life. As far as documentary topics proceed, this one is nonpareil, a fact that was heavy on Wardle’s knowledge as he set out to tell the brothers’ story on cinema.” There’s huge pres not to fuck up the legend ,” 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 only to find unfamiliar classmates reacting him as Eddy. While it’s only the first in a series of fortuitous revelations, most of which are better look than read about here, Wardle is smart to tell the first half of the documentary through yarn and recreated situations, 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 mom noticed a duo of twins in the paper who examined precisely like her son, down to their shared pudgy hands.