Post Tenebras Lux

Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany, 2012
Duration: 
02:00

Spanish and French with English subtitles

Director/Screenwriter: Carlos Reygadas Producers: Jaime Romandia, Carlos Reygadas Cinematographer: Alexis Zabé Editor: Natalia López Sound: Gilles Laurent Principal Cast: Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo, Willebaldo Torres, Eleazar Reygadas, Rut Reygadas


Closing Night Reception
8:30 - 11:30pm | Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | Film & Reception: $20

Celebrate the close of VLAFF 2013 with wine and hors d'oeuvres following the screening of Post Tenebras Lux. Featuring live music from MEZCLA.


Juan and his urban family live in the lush Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

A perverse, dreamlike masterpiece...Post Tenebras Lux casts a strange and powerful spell. While this is certainly a challenging film on many levels, and one rooted in observation of the natural world, it isn’t one of those drifty contemplative spectacles where nothing much happens. It’s just that many of the events are puzzling and disconnected, and you have to work out for yourself the allusive or subterranean relationship between them...Indeed, Post Tenebras Lux might be the movie of the year – if we lived in some other universe where people didn’t expect movies to “make sense,” or even to tell a story in the normal sense. Andrew O’Hehir, Salon. Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2012.

Flooded with unforgettable, ominous images...Post Tenebras Lux is pure cinema: primal, mystifying and enthralling. New Zealand International Film Festival

Juan y su familia urbana viven en el campo de México donde disfrutan y sufren un lugar que entiende la vida de otra forma. Y nadie sabe si los dos mundos se complementan o, si en realidad, luchan por eliminarse el uno al otro. Mejor Director, Festival de Cannes 2012 

Materialmente fascinante y narrativamente desafiante, Post Tenebras Lux es una bienvenida y necesaria anomalía en el contexto del cine contemporáneo, un film libre, sin precedentes. Roger Koza, BAFICI

08-Sep-2013
6:30 pm|Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University (GCA)
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Carlos Reygadas was born in Mexico City in 1971. His feature films, Japan (2002), Battle in Heaven (2005) and Silent Light (2007) garnered international attention and won prestigious prizes for their frank depictions of sexuality and magnificent aesthetics. Post Tenebras Lux, in spite of being booed at the press screening, won the Best Director Award at Cannes 2012.

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