POST-TENEBRAS LUX

Directed by Carlos Reygadas I Written by Carlos Reygadas
US release date: May 1, 2013
Directed and written by Carlos Reygadas (screenplay).
With Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, Rut Reygadas, Eleazar Reygadas, Willebaldo Torres.
113 mins, Mexique/France/The Netherlands/Germany, 2012.

Post Tenebras Lux (“light after darkness”), ostensibly the story of an upscale, urban family whose move to the Mexican countryside results in domestic crises and class friction, is a stunningly photographed, impressionistic psychological portrait of a family and their place within the sublime, unforgiving natural world. Reygadas conjures a host of unforgettable, ominous images: a haunting sequence at dusk as Reygadas’s real-life daughter wanders a muddy field and farm animals loudly circle and thunder and lightning threaten; a glowing-red demon gliding through the rooms of a home; a husband and wife visiting a swingers’ bathhouse with rooms named after famous philosophers. By turns entrancing and mystifying, Post Tenebras Lux palpably explores the primal conflicts of the human condition.


Opens May 1, 2013 in New York at Film Forum

Opens June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles at the Cinefamily, Silent Theater and Laemmle Theaters (Playhouse 7)

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

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