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Post Tenebras Lux

Carlos Reygadas / MX, FR, NL, DE, 2012 / 120 min.

A young and affluent couple move with their two children into a luxury home in the Mexican outback to live in tune with nature. But it seems as if the house is under a spell. The film won the Best Director Award at Cannes.

Poster Post tenebras lux

The title of Reygadas’ film Post Tenebras Lux refers to a quote from the Book of Job (‘After darkness, light). Reygadas paints a dark and expressionist portrait of human nullity compared with the immensity of nature. It is an overwhelming and magical force against which humankind is next to powerless.

Details

Director

Carlos Reygadas

Production year

2012

Country

MX, FR, NL, DE

Original title

Post Tenebras Lux

Length

120 min.

Language

Spanish, English, French

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Vive le cinéma! Art & Film

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema, which is so vital for the programming.

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