F for Fake
Dir: Orson Welles
France, West Germany, 1973, English, 89 min, DCP
Cast: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach
Before its current incarnation as an essay film par excellence, F for Fake began life as a straightforward documentary by cameraman François Reichenbach on the legendary art forger Elmyr de Hory, until midway through production, Hory’s biographer Clifford Irving was himself exposed as having penned reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes’s purported autobiography as a hoax. Welles reedited and reconceived Reichenbach’s project as a self-reflexive inquiry into the nature of movies as the art of illusion, incorporating his own sleight of hand as a cinematic magician with a colorful anecdote involving Pablo Picasso and Welles’ muse Oja Kodar that is told with a raconteur’s gusto.
6/12 (Sun): Film talk with Derek Lam
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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