F for Fake | 1972
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.