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Post Tenebras Lux (18)

Post Tenebras Lux (18)


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.

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The critical consensus

Mexican experimentalist Carlos Reygadas offers a perplexing, plotless plod about a dysfunctional family living in the countryside.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 17/03/2013

A probing, ambitious and frequently exasperating work from Mexican visionary Carlos Reygadas.

****(*)Tony McKibbin, The List, 18/03/2013

There’s no denying that Reygadas – clearly frustrated by the strictures of traditional filmmaking – has the ability to create forceful images, but that’s not the same thing as creating a persuasive work of art.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 21/03/2013

An irritating, baffling, fascinating film.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 21/03/2013

Reygadas' big ideas translate with mixed results.

**(*)(*)(*)Angie Errigo, Empire Online, 18/03/2013

Though it appears entirely oblique and self- involved, Reygadas’ fourth film may well be his finest yet.

Vadim Rizov, Little White Lies, 21/03/2013

This is a mysterious work rather than a mystifying one.

****(*)Jonathan Romney, The Independent, 23/03/2013

A confusing work in which past, present and fantasy alternate.

Philip French, The Observer, 24/03/2013

Features about Post Tenebras Lux (18)

Carlos Reygadas on James Bond, YouTube and Going to the Circus

Jonathan Crocker, Little White Lies, 21/03/2013

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday March 22, 2013, until Thursday March 28, 2013. More info:

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday March 22, 2013, until Thursday March 28, 2013. More info:

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday April 5, 2013, until Thursday April 11, 2013. More info:

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