The Flower (La flor) Reviews

March 26, 2020
The film's very structure suggests a literary experiment... La Flor is an exercise in the pleasures of storytelling.
September 13, 2019
In the end, as was said in the beginning, if La Flor is endurable it's not because of its genre games, M.C. Escher structure or even the occasional well-tailored anecdote, but because of its star quartet.
September 12, 2019
You will no doubt bail out at some point - but that's part of the deal. Llinás has done enough to make sure we come back.
September 11, 2019
An endlessly playful and playfully endless riot. Wildly, staggeringly entertaining.
August 2, 2019
A theoretically interesting, but consistently unrewarding formal experiment.
August 1, 2019
Centuries from now, you could imagine a collector digging it out of obscurity, dusting it off and setting out to solve its puzzles.
July 31, 2019
And lest the runtime lead you to believe that the film is boring, know that its stories contain everything from mummies and scorpion toxin to spy-versus-spy skullduggery, none of which takes itself too seriously; if anything, it's a total romp.
July 30, 2019
Some image-based narrative works aren't really movies or television. They're just events.
October 6, 2018
The arc of La Flor's first three episodes, in particular, suggests someone continually working and reworking the film of their dreams, adjusting the tone, the approach, the narrative twists and the emotional intensity on the fly.