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Three Identical Strangers: A Film Preview

Hi there! I am happy to share with you one of the most talked about films from the Haifa Film Festival that will be coming to theaters in Israel starting from January 17th, 2019.

Three Identical Strangers Director: Tim Wardle Haifa Film Festival 2018 Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 Audience and Jury Awards for Documentary Features Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018 Audience Award for Documenty Features Sundance Film Festival 2018 Special Jury Prize for Documentary Features

Three Identical Strangers New Cinema Poster

Poster Credit: New Cinema

The film is one of the most successful documentaries with large revenues worldwide, acclaimed reviews and participation in festivals around the world and numerous awards. The jury's special award at the Sundance Film Festival was chosen as one of the five best documentary films of the year by the American Visitor Association, the Critics' Award at the Chicago Film Festival.

THE PLOT: New York, 1980. Three 19-year-old Jewish boys - Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman - accidentally discover that three brothers who were born as an identical trio were separated at birth and handed over to various families. The happy reunion makes the three an international sensation, but also reveals an amazing and disturbing secret, a secret that can change our understanding of human nature. Wardle deals with the human story, which is exciting and fascinating with reason and skill, and confronts us with penetrating questions about parenthood, authority and free will

CREDITS & DETAILS: Director: Tim Wardle Editor: Michael Harte Cinematography: Tim Cragg Original Soundtrack: Paul Saunderson Producers: Becky Reed, Grace Hughes-Hallett Executive Producer: Dimitri Doganes Film Duration: 96 min Language: English Subtitles: Hebrew Distribution in Israel: New Cinema

BACKGROUND: Director Tim Wardle A British director who was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award, and who is one of the content editors at the RAW production company. He was nominated for several television awards, and headed the development department of several prominent organizations such as the BBC's documentary department, the Blast films, and of course RAW. This is his first feature documentary.

Producer Becky Reed An independent documentary producer. Has produced documentary films for all British broadcast channels on a wide variety of topics. In the RAW company, she produced many films including the cult film 'Locked Up Abroad'. She produced 'Life and Death in Chicago' for BBC 1, and a Channel 4 movie about a rare type of dementia called "The Trouble with Dad." She is scheduled to direct her first documentary film soon.

Executive Producer Dimitri Doganes In 2001, Dimitri Doganes founded RAW, an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He often creates his films in the most dangerous and violent places in the world, including photographs of Judea and Samaria during the Intifada, and especially during the Second Gulf War. He was involved in the development of most of the company's projects in Britain and the United States, creating over 100 hours of film a year, including feature films, documentaries, short series and more. He produced the first film of the the company "The Imposter" directed by Bart Layton, which was screened at DocAviv in 2013, for which he won the BAFTA award and several other awards. "The Impostor" also dealt with questions of identity and family.

Best, Talma

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