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Post Tenebras Lux
Suns Cinema
Washington, DC
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Post Tenebras Lux
POST TENEBRAS LUX (light after darkness), ostensibly 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 within the sublime, unforgiving natural world. Reygadas conjures a host of unforgettable, ominous images: a haunting sequence at dusk as Reygadass real-life daughter wanders a muddy field and farm animals loudly circle and 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. By turns entrancing and mystifying, POST TENEBRAS LUX palpably explores the primal conflicts of the human condition.

ENTRANCINGLY BEAUTIFUL. As beguiling a cinematic object as one is likely to encounter this year a personal work in which autobiographical content is lyrically transfigured and elevated to cosmic heights.  Dan Sullivan, Film Comment

Thrillingly strange! Welcomes each of us into its stream of subconsciousness  Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

Startling!  Dennis Lim, The New York Times

Formally daring, visually inventive spectacular!  Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Mesmerizing dazzling!  Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Affecting and earnest  Tony Pipolo, ARTFORUM

Lucid! Daring!  David Ehrlich, Film.com

A masterpiece! Post Tenebras Lux might be the movie of the year  Andrew OHehir, Salon

Captivating! Sumptuous!  Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Location

Suns Cinema (View)
3107 Mount Pleasant Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
United States


Categories

Film > Movies

Minimum Age: 21

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