Tickets for Monday's 7 PM show will be available at the theatre.
Written by Carlos Reygadas
Cinematography by Alexis Zabé
Editing by Natalia López
Starring: Adolfo Jiménez Castro & Nathalia Acevedo
Mexico, 2012, 35mm, color, Spanish with English subtitles, NR, 115 min.
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.
— Mike Maggiore, Programmer, Film Forum
Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, Official Selection: AFI Fest
Sunday, May 5, 5 PM
Monday, May 6, 7 PM
AFS at the Marchesa
(6226 Middle Fiskville Rd near Highland Mall)
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