Three Identical Strangers (2018)
On the first day of college in New York in 1980, a young man who’d been adopted at birth discovered he had an identical twin. Then the boys learned there was a third. And then, after the fairytale reunion that made feel-good headlines across the world, the triplets started asking questions – and their quest to find out why they’d been split in the first place revealed an increasingly bizarre and sinister mystery.
The true story of Robert Shafran, Edward Galland and David Kellman has captivated audiences and critics alike. Newsday calls it “a riveting, stranger-than-fiction documentary that plays out like a mystery novel,” while Times (UK) says “it never loses sight of the three scarred subjects at the core of the tale, and of the sense of profound injustice inflicted on blameless children. Unmissable.”
Three Identical Strangers won the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and has garnered a further 11 wins, including a Critics’ Choice Documentary Award, and a further 53 nominations, including three Emmy and one BAFTA nominations.
(#3 Best Documentaries of 2018 and #9 Best Limited-Release Movies of 2018, with a 97% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes; 81/100 aggregated critics’ rating, Metacritic; 5.2m views across two trailers on YouTube.)