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Post Tenebras Lux (After Darkness, Light)

Directed by Carlos Reygadas

“A lyrical, lysergic look on various states of coming together and falling apart that’s both upsetting and oddly soothing.” —Time Out New York

One of Cinema Scope’s 50 Best Filmmakers Under 50, Carlos Reygadas has defined himself as a unique creative force among contemporary directors. Post Tenebras Lux, the Mexican filmmaker’s fourth feature, is perhaps his most audacious yet, with striking images strung together in a decidedly enigmatic narrative about a couple and their two young children—urbanites who’ve retreated to a country home deep in a lush green forest. An impressionistic portrait of a family led to the edge of civility by the destructive compulsions of its patriarch within a sublime yet unforgiving natural world, this film earned Reygadas Best Director honors at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. 2012, 35mm, in Spanish with English subtitles, 115 minutes.


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