The feature documentary Twinsters tells the incredible true story of twin sisters Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier -- two lives changed forever with just one click. Born in Korea, they were separated at birth and raised on two different continents with no knowledge of each other's existence, then reunited as adults through the power of the internet. The film follows Samantha and Anaïs as they meet in person for the very first time.
You may have heard about this story when the Sam and Anaïs were featured on Good Morning America, or during the release of their book, or perhaps during the much-publicized Kickstarter campaign for Twinsters. The film will finally have its world premiere next month, March 15, at South by Southwest.
Here's the newly released trailer for Twinsters:
In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.
These two are adorable. It's pretty incredible to think that Sam and Anaïs might not have reunited, and this story might not have been possible even just ten years ago, without the power of YouTube and Facebook.
If you're going to be Austin next month, here's the SXSW screening schedule:
Thursday, March 19
Sunday, March 15
Monday, March 16
Alamo Lamar A
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