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The Imposter

Winner Best Documentary and The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director), British Independent Film Awards 2012

Winner Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer in 2013, BAFTA Film Awards 2013

Winner, Best International Documentary Film, Zurich Film Festival 2012

Winner, Filmmakers Award, Hot Docs 2012

Winner, Grand Jury Documentary Prize, Miami International Film Festival 2012

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always did, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn...

Documentary meets Film Noir in this astonishing true story which has all the twists and turns of a great thriller. Just as the truth begins to dawn on you, another truth begins to emerge leaving you even more on edge.

About the Filmmaker: Bart Layton

Bart Layton is a British filmmaker known for visual innovation and challenging conventions. He has directed a number of acclaimed documentaries for both British and American broadcasters and has been finalist on several occasions for best documentary for The Royal Television society, shortlisted for BAFTA and a finalist for Best Documentary at the Grierson Awards. He is the Creative Director of leading British production company, RAW.