The Imposter

'This film is as gripping as any white-knuckle thriller: it is one of the year's best.' – The Guardian


Director: Bart Layton
Producers: John Battsek, Simon Chinn, Dimitri Doganis
(Film4/A&E Indie Films/Passion Pictures/Raw, 2012)

The true story of Frederic Bourdin, a young French man in Spain who convinces a grieving family in Texas that he is their teenage son who has been missing for 3 years.


BAFTA Winner
– Oustanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, 2013

BAFTA Nomination
– Best Documentary Film, 2013

British Independent Film Awards
– Best Documentary, 2013

Cinema Eye Honors – Music Nomination
– Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score, 2013

Oscar Shortlist, 2013

Sundance Film Festival, 2012

Press Reviews

‘…aided by Anne Nikitin’s classy score’ – The Guardian

‘a cosmic score…’ – Indiewire

‘sharply edited and wonderfully scored (the film itself is a masterclass in both)’ – Twitch Film

‘The clever use of blurred visuals and bursts of screen static add to the creepy feel of this unrelenting mind-bender, as does Anne Nikitin’s insistently ominous score.’
– The Hollywood Reporter