Post Tenebras Lux

Jul 26 - Aug 01, 2013

(Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, 2012, 35mm, 115 min)

Seattle premiere!

Carlos Reygadas’ 2007 film Silent Light was a work of earth-shattering cinema that vividly reminded many cinemagoers why they love seeing movies on the big screen. So how does Reygadas follow up a verifiable masterpiece? Six years on, Reygadas delivers another visual tour de force, an enigmatic, elusive film that presents a family of four. 

A blend of memoir, observations of Mexican life and a paean to the country’s beautiful landscape Post Tenebras Lux is bold, visually arresting and arguably the only film to ever feature the devil (all red luminescence) in such a dramatic manner. Reygadas has once again created a complex work that may initially confound, but is also, like its predecessor, richly rewarding. 

“Suggests Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life refracted through Tarkovsky's Mirror” –Daily Telegraph

"visually bracing and conceptually dense. . .images contain a brutal beauty, a God-like earthiness. . .The director’s initially obscure intentions reveal a singular vision" —Rustin Thompson, The Restless Critic 

"intertwines the carnal and the philosophical" —Seattle Weekly


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