Real. : Orson Welles (United States - 1975 - 88 ′ - VOSTFR) Echoing the thematic season Safaris
"What you are going to find out over the next hour is entirely true, and based on solid evidence." This is how Orson Welles begins the jubilant F for Fake, already promising wonders of lies and games. With this film, he returns to the question that haunted his entire career: that of the ambiguity between reality and illusion, between art and lies.
From investigations into the famous painter and forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer Clifford Irving, Orson Welles embarks us on a vertiginous journey that exposes and reveals charlatans of all kinds - including the filmmaker himself - and the pure magic that flows from it. Too documented to be a fiction, too liar to be a documentary, F for Fake plays the score of the best joke, that of the duplicity of cinema.