Watch: First Trailer for Sundance Fave 'The Imposter' Documentary
by Alex Billington
February 22, 2012
"From as long as I remember, I wanted to be someone else." Time to take a look and get an introduction to The Imposter, Bart Layton's documentary about Frédéric Bourdin, which premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, including my own. Bourdin is a French criminal who deceived authorities and convinced them that he was a 16-year-old missing child from Texas found in Spain. It's a nearly unbelievable true story, and these are the first glimpses at what they have and where they go in this, with the family and Frederic's side of it. Now you know what we are all talking about and why this looks so good. Fire up the first trailer below!
The trailer has been explicitly removed at the studio's request. Sorry!
From the Sundance guide: "Like his canny subject, gifted filmmaker Bart Layton (who we interviewed here) pulls off an astonishing coup. Buoyed by eye-catching dramatizations and an enthralling structure that crisscrosses time and place, The Imposter unfolds as a gripping thriller that leaves us dizzy, yet certain that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction." The Imposter is one of my standouts from Sundance this year. The doc will also be playing at the SXSW Film Festival coming up, and was acquired by Indomina for release. For more, visit the official website or AETV.com. Stay tuned for release info and trailers to come. Intrigued?