International Competition

Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle
Screening time  
01.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
02.03. / Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 3  
Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global sensation, but it also unearths an unimaginable secret that has radical repercussions.

Triplets Bobby, Eddy and David were separated shortly after birth and spent their childhoods in different adoptive families, completely unaware of each other’s existence. After their reunion, they find themselves plunged into a warm bath of public attention that takes them from one newspaper and talk show to another. Time and again, people are amazed at how nature proves to be more dominant than nurture. But, when the honeymoon period is over, the story – related dramatically through interviews, voiceovers and archive material – takes a strange and tragic turn. It turns out there is an unexpected dark side to their identical genes, and this transforms their story from a romantic fairy-tale into a shadowy conspiracy.


Tim Wardle

Tim Wardle is a BAFTA-nominated documentary director and Executive Producer at award-winning production company Raw. As Director, his films include award-winning Three Identical Strangers (2018), One Killer Punch (2016), and Lifers (2012). He has also worked as head of development for a number of leading UK production companies, including Century Films, Blast Films, Raw and BBC Documentaries.

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Three Identical Strangers

Great Britain, USA
2018, 96'

Directed by:
Tim Wardle

Tim Cragg

Edited by:
Michael Harte

Paul Saunderson

Becky Read, Grace Hughes-Hallett

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2018 – Special Jury Prize; BAFTA Awards 2019 – nomination; Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2019 – nomination; San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2018 – SDFCS Award Best Documentary; Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2018 – Best Documentary; Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 – Audience Award Documentary Feature, Jury Award; Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018 – Audience Award; Detroit Film Critics Society 2018 – DFCS Award for Best Documentary; Cork International Film Festival 2018; Haifa International Film Festival 2018