Budapest Classic Film Marathon: F for Fake

F for Fake
Documentary / France, United States of America, 89 min, 1973
in English with Hungarian subtitles

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Director: Orson Welles

Screenplay by Orson Welles, Oja Kodar
Director of photography: François Reichenbach
Music by Michel Legrand
Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Clifford Irving

The starting point of F for Fake is art forgery. The ingredients for this docudrama are the art forgery pair who caused such a stir in the 1960s and 70s: the painter Elmyr (Elemér) de Hory, an émigré Hungarian who specialized in the Impressionists, and his biographer, Clifford Irving, who himself became a forger. Sándor Radnóti wrote of the film: “It is hard to describe Orson Welles’s film. Whether we call it a documentary, an auteur film, a workshop piece, or film essay, all these only capture a part. It is a feature film mixed up with interviews, hoax interviews, document collages, film etudes, body and face studies, directorial narration, as well as the film made – on the cutting table – in the film.” The work of Orson Welles is a reflection on the exploration of the forms of counterfeiting, a recognition of fakery and its meaning.

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