Oundle Cinema dOCs+ series presents
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (12A)
Wednesday 15th May (7.30pm)
Fletton House, Oundle
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4JA
Director: Tim Wardle
Runtime: 1hr 36min
In 1961 a team of psychiatrists led by Peter Neubauer worked with an adoption agency in the United States to split up a set of identical triplet boys, born to a teenage girl, and place them with families from different socio-economic backgrounds; they wanted to know how three boys with identical DNA would be affected by being brought up in different environments. This documentary by British film director Tim Wardle traces the extraordinary lives of the triplets, who knew nothing of one another until being reunited by chance at the age of 19.
‘That old adage of truth being stranger than fiction has never been more apt, nor so artfully explored, as in Tim Wardle's fascinating documentary.’
Nikki Baughan, The List
Post-film general discussion.