Post Tenebras Lux

Post Tenebras Lux

Directed by Carlos Reygadas

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. Carlos 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. Starring Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo and Willebaldo Torres.

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. Starring Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo and Willebaldo Torres.

Cast: Adolfo Jinenez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, Willebaldo Torres, Rut Reygadas, Eleazar Reygadas

Member Reviews

I feel I've been had. But in a good way.

sluggh
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4 months ago

Very arty for the first few minutes & then a man appears to bash a live dog's head repeatedly against the ground. Couldn't tell you if the rest is any good. A great movie for somebody, I'm sure.

mronhubbard
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7 months ago

A rather confusing movie.

anaflowerchild
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8 months ago

i don't love all of it but i love most of it_the camera is a great eye_i love Nathalia & the kids_i love the glowing visitor_obviously 7 is an unlucky number_the party in Duchamp is amazing_it's probably the 3rd time i've watched it

blacksun
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a year ago

Carlos Reygadas exposes multiple layers of the Mexican society, introducing camera effect with blur borders: an intense signifier for the audience's sight as the narrative intersects elements such as the landscape, the dogs, the employees, and later the surreal effects. A new cinema!

elima
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a year ago