Winner of the Best Director prize of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Post Tenebras Lux further establishes Carlos Reygadas as a distinctive voice in contemporary Mexican cinema. The film details the life of Juan and Natalia, a wealthy couple living in a stunning house in the country with their two little children (played by Reygadas' own children) and their pack of dogs. The family hires and trusts the local townsmen with help around the house, including childcare, construction and security. When an employee they considered a friend backstabs Juan, chaos enters the household. Continuing the exploration of themes from his previous films, Reygadas employs minimal dialogue, instead focusing on lush sound and haunting landscapes. One of the most challenging films of the year, Post Tenebras Lux juxtaposes animalistic brutality and pure innocence in order to examine darkness and pursue light.

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November 03, 2012
Carlos Reygadas

Carlos Reygadas

Strand Releasing

May 1, 2013
Adolfo Jiménez Castro
Nathalia Acevedo
Willebaldo Torres
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