THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS [USA – Documentary] – THU 7 FEBRUARY, 8PM

By January 29, 2018 archive, Season 20 Films

This sold out two screenings at the Cork Film Festival.  Our Cine Club committee gave it 5 stars, and want to give members who missed it a chance to see this incredible documentary.

Three strangers  – Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman – were reunited at age 19 in 1980s New York by an astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.

Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly became a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity. However, it set in motion a series of events that revealed a sinister secret behind their miraculous reunion. Tim Wardle’s gripping documentary emerges as one of the year’s best thrillers, an exceptional work of investigative non-fiction that leaves audiences rubbing their eyes in disbelief.

Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, it is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly stranger than fiction.

Effortlessly segues from feelgood to tragedy to full-blown conspiracy…a sure-fire Oscar contender. The Irish Times ★★★★

As gripping as a first-contact sci-fi. – The Guardian ★★★★

This fine documentary is the stuff of fraught, memorable drama.The New York Times

USA, 2018 |Language:  English | 96 minutes | Cert: 12A

Director:  Tim Wardle