F for Fake, 1974

Film by Orson Welles 

Described by Welles as ‘a new kind of film’ F for Fake examines the nature of authenticity and artistic essence. A cinematic kaleidoscope in which fiction, documentary and the poetic essay interlock, fragment and recombine to form, as the DVD sleeve says: one of the most entertaining and profound works in all of cinema, or perhaps, one could argue, a puzzling experiment in which a number of genres and realities are juxtaposed in such a way the viewer ends up with many questions, much larger than the single word ‘Rosebud’ (see: Citizen Kane) would ever be able to pose.

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