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F For Fake--About Fakes (PG)

F For Fake--About Fakes (PG)


A documentary about fraud and fakery.

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The critical consensus

Less heralded than some of Welles' other work, F For Fake is still a fascinating examination of authenticity and authorship.

****(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 20/08/2012

F for Fake is a minor work in some ways, but there is fascination and poignancy in seeing Welles's elegant retreat into this hall of mirrors.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 23/08/2012

A modest, throwaway trifle but still entertaining.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 24/08/2012

F For Fake is in an altogether more playful register but makes similar points about the infinite human capacity for deception – and the extreme credulity of so-called experts.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 24/08/2012

F For Fake is fleet of thought, and wonderfully entertaining, living up to its theme by pulling the wool over our eyes shamelessly.

Jonathan Romney, The Independent on Sunday, 26/08/2012

At times T for tedious and P for pretentious, the film remains essential viewing for admirers of the great cineaste and showman.

Philip French, The Observer, 26/08/2012

Where and when?

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Saturday September 15, 2012. More info:

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