Post Tenebras Lux
2012, Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/France, 115 min. With Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nathalia Acevedo.
- Fri, Feb 24th 8:00pm
- Tue, Feb 28th 6:00pm
"Mesmerizing, mysterious, willfully perverse... a deeply personal, intermittently hermetic exploration of innocence and sin, good and evil." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Winner of Best Director at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Reygadas (JAPÓN, SILENT LIGHT) creates a highly unconventional narrative set in a landscape haunted by a startling personification of evil. Imagery both sumptuous and sinister sets up a mythic duel with the devil for Juan, a bullying well-to-do contractor who lives in rural seclusion with his wife and young children. The title translates as “light after darkness,” but moral gray areas dominate the distance between the spiritual and the carnal as Juan’s world unfurls threat in every human impulse and in every manifestation of nature. In Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
FEBRUARY 28: Lecture by award-winning filmmaker and installation artist Melika Bass, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.