Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.
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★★★★ review by Hollie Horror on Letterboxd
Twinsters is a heartwarming documentary about two young women who find each other online by chance only to discover that they were born on the same day, in the same town in South Korea and both were adopted - one by a family in the United States and the other, a family in France, and, it goes without saying, that they began comparing notes soon after realizing that they look almost identical.
I felt quite connected to this story because I actually found my half-sisters online through Facebook a few years ago (and, coincidentally, they're actually half-Korean). While there is the major difference in that I had known about them my entire life (in thanks to my mother who kept all of the photographs of them after their/my father split), they knew almost nothing about me, and once we began talking we did a lot of the things the women in this documentary did at the start of their correspondence; we were comparing notes about what we like and don't like, our personalities, certain physical comparisons, how we dealt with our biological father after he left both our families, memories of our beautiful Grandmother Evelyn, what it was like to be raised in Southern California (where our father was from) compared to where I grew up in Western New York, etc.
This documentary could be quite therapeutic to anyone who was adopted or anyone who found long lost siblings well into adulthood, just make sure you have a box of tissues nearby!
★★★★ review by Aaron King on Letterboxd
A great film about finding your long lost sister and the affects that adoption have on you because one had a great experience and never wanted to second guess her birth mother while the other one felt neglected and left behind. The film captures them at being so similar to each other that it is hard to believe that they haven't known each other that long. It is captivating to say the least and them meeting their real mother is happy yet depressing because we don't know why she left them.
★★★★½ review by Leticia Fernandes on Letterboxd
Are you telling me, Lindsay Lohan was right all along???????????
★★★★ review by Chelsea on Letterboxd
"It's like diving into a wormhole and going to a parallel space."
One of the most affecting documentaries I've seen, Twinsters follows the story of two women who believe they are twins separated at birth. More than just telling the story of the two women and how they unexpectedly find each other via the internet, Twinsters goes in depth into the adoption process, the effect adoption had on each of the women, and the catharsis of returning to their birth country years later. Wonderfully insightful and compelling, this film put a smile on my face throughout its entirety.
★★★½ review by Daniil333 on Letterboxd
Enjoyable and heartwarming from the beginning. Samanthan is so talented!
I asked my mom if I have a potential twin somewhere hidden? She said no.
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