F for Fake
Directed by Orson Welles
Running time: 85 minutes
F for Fake is the last film by Orson Welles who directed, starred in and co-wrote in this free-form documentary that explores the inherent notion of duplicity within cinema. Highlighting the central tenet of all his films: truth versus illusion, it was initially released in 1974 and magically interweaves various documentary stories including that of Elmyr de Hory, the infamous professional art forger who turned to the trade after reaching desperation point as a struggling artist. De Hory's tales form the backdrop for an extensive meditation on notions of authenticity, value and reality within the art world. Featuring Welle's companion Oja Kodar, 'hoax' biographer Clifford Irving, as well as Welles himself – a self-described 'charlatan' – in a semi-autobiographical role.
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.