LA FLOR is structured in six episodes. Each episode corresponds to a cinematographic genre. The first is a B series, as the Americans used to make. The second is a musical melodrama with a hint of mystery. The third is a spy movie. The fourth is an abyss of cinema. The fifth revisits an old French film. The sixth speaks of captive women in the 19th century. Together they form LA FLOR.
These six episodes, these six genres have one thing in common: their four female characters. From one episode to another, LA FLOR radically changes universe, and each character moves from one world to another, one fiction to another, one job to another, as if in a masked ball. It is the female characters who advance the story, it is they too that the film reveals. At the end of the film, all these images will eventually make up their four portraits.
BAFICI, Buenos Aires Film Festival 2018
Key festivals and awards
Award for Best Film, Best Actresses BAFICI 2018; Locarno International Film Festival 2018; TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival 2018; Jury Prize, Biarritz Festival Amérique Latine 2018; New York Film Festival 2018; HBF Audience Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Director: Mariano Llinás
Producers: El Pampero Cine (Argentina), Piel de Lava (Argentina)
German distributor: Grandfilm
World sales: El Pampero Cine (Argentina)
Theatrical release in Germany: June 28, 2019
Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in May 2019
Funding amount: 9.000 €