Mariano Llinas’ 14-Hour-Long ‘La Flor’ Gets First Trailer

Mariano Llinas' Anthology Film

The first trailer has arrived for Mariano Llinas’ fiction feature La Flor, an 807-minute film with a record breaking 40-minute end-credits sequence.

The four girls are the members of Piel de Lava, an acting quartet which is the only link between the six episodes (each working in different genre) structuring this anthology film under one banner.

Watch the two-minute preview below. La Flor screened at Locarno, TIFF, and NYFF, and opens in March in France. The film about the art of storytelling itself is still seeking U.S. distribution.

Mariano Llinas' Anthology Film

A decade in the making, Mariano Llinas’s follow-up to his 2008 cult classic Extraordinary Stories 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 disparate 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.