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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
18
Cast
Adolfo Jiménez Castro
Nathalia Acevedo
Willebaldo Torres.
Directors
Carlos Reygadas.
Screenwriters
Carlos Reygadas.
Running Time
115 minutes

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Plot
From an orgy in a Belgian bathhouse to a rugby match in England to a family Christmas, Carlos Reygadas' film skips from vignette to vignette.


Review
Post Tenebras Lux
A series of short vignettes from Mexican Carlos Reygadas, Post Tenebras Lux is by turns striking (the child-in-storm opening), ridiculous (group sex in a hyper-pretentious bathhouse), and inexplicable (British rugby?). The tenderness feels natural, the brutishness cheap.


Verdict
Reygadas' big ideas translate with mixed results.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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