F For Fake Review

F For Fake
Orson Welles' documentary follows famous 'fakers', including art forger Elmyr de Hory, Welles's own companion Oja Kodar, hoax-biographer Clifford Irving, and the man himself.

by David Parkinson |
Published on
Release Date:

24 Aug 2012

Running Time:

84 minutes

Certificate:

PG

Original Title:

F For Fake

A masterclass in movie-making and mischief, Orson Welles’ entertaining 1973 profile of art forger Elmyr de Hory and his infamous biographer Clifford Irving is also a sly treatise on authorship, the socio-cultural relevance of art and the perks of roguish genius.

Less heralded than some of Welles' other work, F For Fake is still a fascinating examination of authenticity and authorship.
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