F FOR FAKE

V'07

F FOR FAKE

Orson Welles
USA, 1974
88min,

F FOR FAKE

Orson Welles
USA, 1974
, 88min,

Production: 
Janus Film, Les Films de l'Astrophore, SACI, François Reichenbach
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/1:1,66/Farbe

Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles’s free-form documentary <![CDATA[<i>]]>F for Fake<![CDATA[</i>]]>, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career—the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, <![CDATA[<i>]]>F for Fake<![CDATA[</i>]]> is an inspired prank and a searching examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.