La Flor

Argentina / 2018 / 14h 28m (4 parts) / NR

A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s La Flor is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. The director himself shows up at the start to preview the six episodes that await, each starring the same four remarkable actresses: Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa, and Laura Paredes. Overflowing with nested subplots and whiplash digressions, La Flor shape-shifts from a B-movie to a musical to a spy thriller to a category-defying metafiction—all of them without endings—to a remake of a very well-known French classic and, finally, to an enigmatic period piece that lacks a beginning (granted, all notions of beginnings and endings become fuzzy after 14 hours). An adventure in scale and duration, La Flor is a wildly entertaining exploration of the possibilities of fiction that lands somewhere close to its outer limits. (synopsis courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center)

  • Director

    Mariano Llinás

  • Producer

    Laura Citarella

  • Cast

    Elisa Carricajo
    Valeria Correa
    Pilar Gamboa
    Laura Paredes

  • "A dazzling collision of stories and genres, flashbacks and voiceovers, games and riddles… an astonishment… extraordinary... sweeping and addictive… the definition of a must-see."

    — Justin Chang, LA Times
  • “Grade: A. A landmark in filmmaking.”

    — Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage
  • "The mere fact of its existence is cause for amazement, but even more astonishing is the impression that it is just the tip of an iceberg—that it could keep going, a never-ending film."

    — Dennis Lim, Film Comment
  • “Extraordinary. One of contemporary cinema’s great collaborative undertakings.”

    — Jordan Cronk, Cinema Scope