We pick up in the middle of a story about four French-speaking female spies (actresses from the Piel de Lava theatre group) as they and their hostage move towards an airstrip where, "somewhere in the eighties, somewhere in South America" they will face their opponents in 'Operation Hercules' for a final showdown at dawn. Before we reach the end of this monumental, almost six-hour, tale we go back in time to see the backstories of the four spies, and travel the world: to Brussels, where their employer Casterman (only one of the many references, here to the publishing house of Hergé's Tintin) has his base; to Berlin; to Russia; and, of course, Siberia.

Driven by Llinás' all-knowing, all-questioning voice-over, the tale is immense, hypnotic, seriously funny, but also deeply moving, leaving the viewer finally pleasantly confused about the plot, but strangely reborn in a belief in the power of storytelling.

Winner Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award, IFFR 2019Also see La Flor (Parte 1) and La Flor (Parte 3).

Screenings

  • Fri 25 Jan Pathé 6
    English subtitles
    Tickets
  • Wed 30 Jan Cinerama 2
    English subtitles
    Tickets
  • Thu 31 Jan Cinerama 4
    English subtitles
    Tickets
International title
The Flower (Part 2)
Filmmaker
Mariano Llinás
Country
Argentina
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
313’
Language
Spanish, French, English
Producer
Laura Citarella
Production Company
El Pampero Cine
Sales
El Pampero Cine
Writer
Mariano Llinás
Cinematography
Agustín Mendilaharzu
Editor
Agustín Rolandelli, Alejo Moguillansky
Production Design
Flora Caligiuri, Carolina Sosa Loyola
Sound Design
Rodrigo Sánchez Mariño
Music
Gabriel Chwojnik
Cast
Elisa Carricajo, Pilar Gamboa, Valeria Correa, Laura Paredes