The director of one of the years most shocking documentaries was talking about his extraordinary topics, the film-making process, and the age-old question: sort or nourish?
” Ideas are my bread and butter ,” says film-maker Tim Wardle.” But it’s hard to find projects that prepare you want to get out of bed at 3am and proceed film somewhere .”
That, however, is not so when agricultural producers at Raw, the London-based production company where Wardle acts, brought to his attention the story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, a determined of indistinguishable triplets who knew nothing of one another until they find themselves reunited by happenstance at age 19. That alone would make for a compelling film, but their story doesn’t extremity there.
Bobby, Eddy and David are the subjects of Wardle’s new movie Three Identical Strangers, an extraordinary documentary that starts as a feelgood human interest story and, by the end, has you questioning the specific features of existence. As far as documentary topics exit, this one is nonpareil, a fact that was heavy on Wardle’s thinker as he set out to tell the brothers’ floor on cinema.” There’s huge pres not to fuck up the narration ,” he declares.” I wasn’t worried about coin or anything like that. I was just like,’ I can’t blow this .'”
Three Identical Strangers commencing in 1980, as a 19 -year-old Bobby Shafran attends his first day of university simply to find unfamiliar classmates saluting him as Eddy. While it’s only the first in a series of fortuitous revealings, most of which are better meet than read about here, Wardle is smart to tell the first half of the documentary through narration and recreated vistums, 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 find a pair of twinneds in the paper who gazed exactly like her son, down to their shared pudgy hands.