F for Fake 1973 G

1.00PM Sun 15 Aug 2021 (1hr 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of the world- renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.’ Criterion Collection

G | The content is very mild in impact

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 88 MINUTES, FRANCE/IRAN/GERMANY, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ORSON WELLES / PRODUCERS: DOMINIQUE ANTOINE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: FRANCOIS REICHENBACH / CAST: ORSON WELLES, OJA KODAR, FRANCOIS REICHENBACH, ELMYR DE HORY, CLIFFORD IRVING / EDITOR: MARIE-SOPHIE DUBUS, DOMINIQUE ENGERER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DOCUMENTAIRE SUR GRAND ÉCRAN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP