F for Fake
Orson Welles’ witty, wise, gleefully mischievous movie essay ponders issues of art and authorship.
Orson Welles, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irvng, Oja Kodar
Welles performs various kinds of magic while considering questions of art, artifice and authorship in a brilliantly inventive essay film that juxtaposes his own colourful history with the case of celebrated art forger Elmyr de Hory and his unreliable biographer Clifford Irving. A witty, wise and playfully mischievous meditation on numerous aspects of creativity, the film also provides philosophical food for thought about cinema itself.
The screening on Wednesday 9 March will be introduced by Programmer-at-large, Geoff Andrew.