Film Screening: Post Tenebra Lux (Light After Darkness)
- March 30, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 4:00 PM to 5:55 PM
Directed by Carlos Reygadas.
Post Tenebras Lux, the story of an upscale, urban family whose move to the Mexican countryside results in domestic crises and class friction, is a stunningly photographed, impressionistic psychological portrait of a family and their place in a sublime, unforgiving natural world. Reygadas conjures a host of unforgettable, ominous images: a haunting sequence at dusk as a child wanders a muddy field while farm animals loudly circle as thunder and lightning threaten; a glowing-red demon gliding through the rooms of a home; a husband and wife visiting a swingers’ bathhouse with rooms named after famous philosophers. Both entrancing and mystifying, Post Tenebras Lux palpably explores the primal conflicts of the human condition. In English, Spanish, and French with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including graphic nudity, sexual situations, and strong language.