The Imposter
The ImposterBart Layton // UK, USA // 2012 // 99 min // English // 15+

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The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance—that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture by shadowy captors. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances are—but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas.

Based in London, 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. In recent years Bart has used his documentary experience to gain access to volatile environments such as maximum-security prisons in Latin America.