Tag Archive: The Imposter

Win Bart Layton’s THE IMPOSTER on DVD

Bart Layton’s astonishing The Imposter was one last year’s very best documentaries — you can read my review here — and if you missed it in cinemas now is the time to catch up. Documenting the unbelievable story of French conman Frédéric Bourdin, who managed to convince a grieving Texas family and the authorities that he was their missing …

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Win tickets to THE IMPOSTER

One of the best documentaries of 2012 — and a highlight of last year’s NZ International Film Festival — was Bart Layton’s The Imposter, which is out today in New Zealand cinemas. The film documents the unbelievable story of French conman Frédéric Bourdin, who managed to convince a grieving Texas family and the authorities that he was their missing …

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[REVIEW] Bart Layton’s essential THE IMPOSTER is a fascinating true crime doco

With a story so mind-boggling it could only be true, British filmmaker Bart Layton delivered the most thrilling and beguiling documentary of 2012 in The Imposter, expertly mixing interviews with dramatic reenactments to tell how a crafty French con artist improbably impersonated a missing American boy with ominous results. This film was one of my highlights …

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[REVIEW] NZIFF 2012 Round Up #1: BERNIE, THE IMPOSTER, MONSIEUR LAZHAR & more

The Auckland leg of the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival is currently in full swing, and Dunedin and Wellington also launched their respective festivals late last week. I have already posted full reviews of early festival highlights Beasts of the Southern Wild, Room 237, Moonrise Kingdom and The Cabin in the Woods, and below you can find a round-up of …

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Picks from the 2012 NZ International Film Festival programme

The full programme for this year’s imminent New Zealand International Film Festival was launched last week, and as always there is an abundance of exciting films on display for cinephiles to pore over. Highlights include several prestigious additions from Cannes (Moonrise Kingdom, The Hunt, Holy Motors, Amour) and Sundance (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Sound of My Voice), not to …

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