F for Fake / Vérités et mensonges (1973) [Criterion Collection, Spine #288]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | 1hr 28mn | 6.37 Gb + 7.17 Gb
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 656x480, ~ 1.6 Mbps | 1hr 28mn | 1.23 GB
English: AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps \ AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Genre: Documentary | Directors: Orson Welles
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of the world- renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.