F for Fake - The Criterion Collection

1972
  |  Buy to Own: 30/07/2018
  |  87 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of works brought together by director Orson Welles that serves to examine the idea of forgery and fakes. The film features the work of forger Elmyr de Hory who claims that most of the major collections of paintings in the world contain one of his fakes, and also Clifford Irving who wrote a fake autobiography of famous recluse Howard Hughes. There are stories of Welles' relationship with the granddaughter of a famous Yugoslav forger and personal reflections on the essence of artistic originality.

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