LATIN AMERICAN VISIONARY CINEMA: Post Tenebras Lux

LATIN AMERICAN VISIONARY CINEMA: Post Tenebras Lux

Director: Carlos Reygadas Barguín

2012, Mexico, 115min

Language: In Spanish, English, and French w/English subtitles. 

 

Program Notes

The SNF Parkway is proud to present Latin American Visionary Cinema, a month-long exploration of exciting work drawn from important voices in Latin American film over the past decade. This series of twelve films spans many genres, represents 10 countries, and includes many titles that had little or no theatrical distribution in the United States. The Latin American Visionary Cinema series is presented by PNC Bank.
 
POST TENEBRAS LUX:Winner of Best Director at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Reygadas (JAPÓN, SILENT LIGHT) creates a highly unconventional narrative set in a landscape haunted by a startling personification of evil. Imagery both sumptuous and sinister sets up a mythic duel with the devil for Juan, a bullying well-to-do contractor who lives in rural seclusion with his wife and young children. The title translates as “light after darkness,” but moral gray areas dominate the distance between the spiritual and the carnal as Juan’s world unfurls threat in every human impulse and in every manifestation of nature.
 
“Mesmerizing, mysterious, willfully perverse… a deeply personal, intermittently hermetic exploration of innocence and sin, good and evil.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times