The Imposter is an incredible film not just because it tells a fascinating story of deception but because the story is unbelievably true and the cinematography by Erik Alexander Wilson is visually compelling from start to finish.
Directed by Bart Layton, The Imposter is neither a traditional documentary nor a straight up narrative fiction film
– it’s both and better for it as it unfolds dramatic reconstructions of real life events that owe more to the genre of movies like Chinatown than Crimewatch.
People love to pigeonhole and film festivals, in particular, want to categorise so you can go ahead and ask the question – is this a drama or a documentary??? But either way it doesn’t really matter – it’s just a great film that uses the language of cinema to tell a tale that just happens to be true.