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New Argentine Cinema
295 Ratings

Extraordinary Stories

Historias extraordinarias

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


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

We follow up Llinas’ terrific debut with the film that made him an international cinema hero. 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.

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Awards & Festivals

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | 3 wins including: Best Argentinian Film (Audience Award)

Miami International Film Festival

2009 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition)

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