The movie is an interesting commentary on the perspective of reality. As well as in the importance of such reality.
It make particular emphasis in the importance of experts, especially in the realms of art. How this people who in a pretentious way are the guardians of the truth, and in this case, art world, can be easily tricked. Yet their authority is rarely challenged. Meaning that if one is able to get through them then there is no one to stop you.
The movie documents the stories of two master forgers, the first one Elmyr de Hory. Who although talented, failed to create his own style and lived to copy masters and humiliate critics.
The second one, Clifford Irving, makes the world believe he is Howard Hughes through a series of fake telephone interviews and myths.
Through out the movie, it is hard to tell what is truth and what it is not, Orson himself plays with this concept thought the movie going through absolute lies to what he calls truth. This strategies could however be used to set base lines and easily pass a possible lie as truth.
There is a [63:15] story of Picasso(probably fake) (besides the main one with Kodar) that really spoke to me. The story where Picasso is being asked to identify if a paining is a real Picasso or not. He keeps denying all of them until the person asking tells him he saw him paint that particular painting. Picasso simply responds: "I can paint false Picassos, as well as anybody".
It is hard to tell, but I have the impression that today we live in more honest days, I mean, I know as well as you do that it is all lies. But that is my point. We all know it is all lies.
Inserting link: alternativefacts.com, I just wished it redirected to the white house website...