Tag Archives: Pilar Gamboa

Mariano Llinás – La Flor (2018)

A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s La Flor 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 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. Read More »

Juan Schnitman – El incendio AKA The Fire (2015)

Lucía and Marcelo are thirty years old. They are carrying a hundred thousand dollars in cash to pay for their new house. But something comes up for the real estate agent and the signing of the papers is postponed. Tense and filled with frustration, they head back to their old apartment and put the money away in a safe place. Marcelo says to her: “Relax, today’s just another day”. Throughout the 24 hours of wait, the true nature of the love between Lucía and Marcelo unveils, as well as the crisis they are in and the violence within themselves. The film narrates these 24 hours of unbearable tension. Read More »

Mariano Llinás – La flor (2018)

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First part of the three that make up “La flor”. It consists of a prologue (the presentation of the film by the director) and two episodes. In the first, a mummy releases a curse in an excavation in a province in the interior of Argentina. In the second, a couple of pop singers meet to play after many years, while a woman injects scorpion venom for mysterious purposes. Read More »