The Imposter, the documentary that could, has crossed the £1M mark at the UK box office, becoming the eighth highest grossing non-music feature documentary of the last ten years. The film, which has been playing in select cinemas across the UK for four weeks now, marks writer and director Bart Layton’s directorial debut, and has slowly but surely become something of a success, garnering strong word-of-mouth from critics and audiences alike. Continue reading “The Imposter Crosses £1M Mark At The UK Box Office”
Nicholas Barclay disappeared from his family home in San Antonio, Texas at the tender age of thirteen. Three years and four months later, an unaccompanied 16-year-old boy is found in France. When circumstances lead French authorities to believe he is Nicholas Barclay, he’s swiftly returned to a concerned family who welcome him all too easily. However, as the FBI and a sole private investigator notice subtle differences that, for some reason, have been overlooked by the Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: The Imposter (2012)”
Since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival late last month, it’s been hard to avoid chatter about Film4’s controversial, perceptive and terrifyingly honest new documentary The Imposter.
Saluted by critics as one of the bravest documentaries in years, The Imposter – from the producers behind The September Issue and Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer – centers on a teenager who convinces a Texas family that he is their son who went missing three years ago.
From here, questions are raised, motives are put under scrutiny and the cracks Continue reading “Film4’s The Imposter Arrives Amidst A Cloak Of Mystery”