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The Flower

La flor

A bold and beguiling cinematic adventure on a truly epic scale structured across three parts and six very different narrative episodes.

Tickets for all three parts (including non-consecutive screenings) are available for only £21 from the Box Office. See below for more information.

Dir-Scr Mariano Llinás
Prod Laura Citarella
With Pilar Gamboa, Laura Paredes, Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa
Argentina
2018
808min plus intervals
Prod Co El Pampero Cine
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Director Mariano Llinás introduces the 800-plus minute La flor as being for and about four actresses from Piel de Lava, one of Argentina’s most acclaimed theatre companies, and the wonderfully diverse roles they play are central to a film whose storylines explore notions of disguise, duplicity and illusion. But La flor is also a project about the nature of film itself. Moving across different genres and styles, from the B-movie, musical and spy thriller to the film-within-a-film, silent movie and quest narrative, Llinás succeeds in weaving together a mosaic of witty and ambitious tales that transport the viewer across countries, languages and time periods. With excellent performances from its expansive cast and an inventive score by Gabriel Chwojnik, this is visionary cinema of the highest order.

Maria Delgado

Additional information

Tickets for all three parts listed below (including non-consecutive screenings) are available for only £21, directly from the Box Office on 020 7928 3232.

Part One
Mon 15 Oct 12:30, ICA Cinema
Fri 19 Oct 18:00, BFI Southbank, Studio

Part Two
Tue 16 Oct 11:30, ICA Cinema
Sat 20 Oct 15:30, BFI Southbank, Studio

Part Three
Wed 17 Oct 12:00, ICA Cinema
Sun 21 Oct 15:45, BFI Southbank, Studio

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