Media Room

The Imposter


Fri, Apr 27 9:00 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Not Available

Sat, Apr 28 1:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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Mon, Apr 30 11:00 AM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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95 minutes | UK  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG

The Imposter is probably the most unusual story in this year’s Festival. 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 village in southern Spain with a 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 had, 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…

Media Coverage

Bart Layton

Dimitri Doganis

Executive Producer(s)
Simon Chinn
John Battsek
Molly Thompson
Robert Debitetto
Robert Sharenow
Katherine Butler
Tabitha Jackson

Erik Wilson
Lynda Hall

Andrew Hulme

Anne Nikitin

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