Post Tenebras Lux

Year: 2012Certificate: 18

Carlos Reygadas
Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Rut Reygadas, Mitsy Ferrand, Joakim Chardonnens
Running Time:
115 mins
Spanish, English, French
English Subtitles:
Country of Origin:
France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands
Drama, Film, Foreign
Juan (Adolfo Jiménez Castro) is a wealthy industrialist who has chosen to live with his wife and two children away from the trappings of wealth and the city. Yet isolation in this superficially idyllic rural landscape seems to have brought little peace to his world. Juan's marriage to Natalia (Nathalia Acevedo) is suffering under the strain of sexual ennui, the banal rigours of bringing up young children and living in a community where he is clearly an outsider. The morality of family life is further complicated by Juan's post-colonial Mexican ethnicity and position as an employer and elite landowner in a country with an increasingly divergent wealth divide. A gorgeous allusive masterpiece examining marriage, poverty, class, gender, our place in nature and how evil lives with us in the most intimate and ordinary of places, which saw Carlos Reygadas named Best Director at Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

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