Director: Bart Layton
Cast: Frederic Bourdin, Adam O'Brian, and Carey Gibson
Awards: Miami Film Festival (2012): Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and Sundance (2012): Nominated for Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary
In 1994, a 13-year old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a small village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and horrifying memories. Although his family is overjoyed to bring him home, there are others who seem to feel uneasy about his presence and begin questioning his legitimacy . Why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look drastically different? And why does his family seem not to notice any of the inconsistencies? It isn’t until an investigator begins asking questions that this heartfelt story takes a turn for the worse. The Imposter tells this mind bogling true story where perception is challenged and just when you think the truth is revealed, another truth merges leaving the audience constantly on edge.