Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
June 9, 2019 9:18 PM - Subscribe

Juan and his urban family live in the 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.
posted by chappell, ambrose (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I loved this film, a few small details aside - Reydagas' rather cavalier attitude towards animal abuse, which he has unconvincingly defended in interviews I've read, is less on display here than in some of his other work but there is at least one scene here that crossed a line for me. That aside, this thing is beautifully dreamlike and non-linear and ambiguous in the best possible ways. It would make a great double-bill with Claire Denis' "L'Intrus" with which it has much in common.

The opening scene is one of the most amazing in the history of cinema, still have shivers thinking about it.
posted by remembrancer at 7:31 AM on June 10 [2 favorites]


It's been ages since I've seen it, but that one sequence with the devil silhouetted in eye-searing solid neon red, standing in the middle of an otherwise unremarkable room, is a favorite cinematic memory.
posted by rather be jorting at 1:08 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]


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