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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Mariano Llinás

Mariano LLINÁS (1975, Argentina) is a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and actor. His sister is the well-known Argentinian actress Verónica Llinás. He was educated at the Universidad del Cine in Argentina, where he currently teaches. In 2002 he became known through his documentary Balnearios. At IFFR 2017, La Flor (Parte 1)/The Flower (Part 1) (2016) was the winner of the Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award. That film, together with La Flor (Parte 2)/The Flower (Part 2) and La Flor (Parte 3)/The Flower (Part 3) combine to form Llinás’s epic project, a film with a running time of 14 hours − the longest Argentine film in history. His feature Corsini interpreta a Blomberg y Maciel/Corsini Sings Blomberg & Maciel (2021) won the 2nd place Time of History Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival.

Filmography

(selection) Balnearios (2002, doc), La más bella niña (2004, short), Historias extraordinarias/Extraordinary Stories (2008), La Flor (Parte 1)/The Flower (Part 1) (2016), La Flor (Parte 2)/The Flower (Part 2) (2018), La Flor (Parte 3)/The Flower (Part 3) (2018), Lejano interior (2020, short doc), Concierto para la batalla de El Tala/Concert for the Battle of El Tala (2021), Corsini interpreta a Blomberg y Maciel/Corsini Sings Blomberg & Maciel (2021)

Mariano Llinás at IFFR

  • La mujer de los perros

    Co-director Llinás plays an intriguing, unique character in this existentialist fable about a woman who lives with a pack of dogs on the very e

    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • Previously On
    • Tigers
  • La Flor (Parte 3)

    It starts with a brilliant exercise in self-parodying metafiction and evolves into something completely different. Followed by a remake of Jean Renoir

    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • La Flor
  • La Flor (Parte 2)

    Some time in the 1980s, in the Argentine pampas, four female spies have to successfully complete ‘Operation Hercules’. In the morning, a l

    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • La Flor
  • La Flor (Parte 1)

    Monumental masterpiece in two episodes: a B-film about a scary mummy and a musical drama mixed with a real mystery.

    • Hubert Bals Fund
    • La Flor
  • Historias extraordinarias

    The absolute secret tip of the last film year is this more-than-four-hour adventurous trilogy situated on the pampas. As the title indicates, this is

    • Bright Future
  • Balnearios

    Very playful and poetic documentary about Argentine coastal resorts and their place in local imagination. Chosen by Horacio Bernades, Pagina12.

    • Critics' Choice
  • La Flor (Parte 3)

    It starts with a brilliant exercise in self-parodying metafiction and evolves into something completely different. Followed by a remake of Jean Renoir

    • Signatures
  • La Flor (Parte 1)

    Monumental masterpiece in two episodes: a B-film about a scary mummy and a musical drama mixed with a real mystery.

    • Signatures
  • La Flor (Parte 2)

    Some time in the 1980s, in the Argentine pampas, four female spies have to successfully complete ‘Operation Hercules’. In the morning, a l

    • The Spying Thing
  • La Flor (Parte 1)

    Almost 10 years in production, some 12 hours of film. In six stories, Llinás uses the same four actresses in various ways. IFFR is now showing

    • Signatures