F for Fake | 1972

Documentary
The subject of fakery is examined in this documentary. The film features footage from an unfinished documentary about the infamous forger Elmyr de Hory, who scandalized the art world and fooled collectors and experts ...more

Company

Films du Prisme

Production Company

Janus Film und Fernsehen

Production Company

LAX

Production Company

Les Films de L'Astrophore

Production Company

Sacis

Production Company

Synopsis

The subject of fakery is examined in this documentary. The film features footage from an unfinished documentary about the infamous forger Elmyr de Hory, who scandalized the art world and fooled collectors and experts with his skillful copies of famous paintings. This footage is manipulated and combined with staged scenes to advance the theory that there is a close relationship between art and lying, and to expose the part that deception plays in the filmmaking process itself. The director also uses examples from his career to illustrate his point.

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