Q&A with Mariano Llinás

As proven again in 2018 by his singular, 14-hour festival sensation La Flor (opening August 2 at Film at Lincoln Center), Mariano Llinás is one of the world’s most audacious directors. His ambition was clear from the start, with his endlessly engrossing Extraordinary Stories, which plays out as a series of nested Borgesian narratives that zigzag across different characters, locations, and genres. Thick with incident and ironic twists, this novelistic 18-chapter experience refuses easy resolutions to its many mysterious tales but supplies satisfaction at every turn.