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New Argentine Cinema
4.3
690 Ratings

Extraordinary Stories

Historias extraordinarias

Directed by Mariano Llinás
Argentina, 2008
Drama, Comedy
  • Spanish
  • English
New Argentine Cinema

Synopsis

Imbued with the spirit of Robert Louis Stevenson and filtered through the sensibilities of Jorge Luis Borges and Thomas Pynchon, three unconnected, voiceover-narrated tales each start off innocently enough and then veer into ever stranger, more fascinating realms.

Our take

Clocking at 4 hours, Extraordinary Stories is an unashamedly overwhelming cinematic phenomenon, a strange artifact that brilliantly entwines myriads of narratives and a glorious celebration of storytelling. The film that made Llinas an international cinema hero.

Extraordinary Stories Directed by Mariano Llinás

Critics reviews

It’s staggeringly great, a landmark of independent Argentine cinema. It received no public funding and helped establish a new way of distributing small independent films outside of the proper channels. It was ambitious, and according to Piñeiro, possibly “the greatest hit ever in independent contemporary cinema,” in Argentina.
October 15, 2014
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