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A.k.a.
Light After Darkness
Year
2012
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Carlos Reygadas
Genre
Drama
Rating *
6.6
Votes *
3,219
Checks
757
Favs
61
Dislikes
26
Favs/checks
8.1% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. nick121235's avatar

    nick121235

    Many people found this film to be confusing, lacking a plot, arthouse nonsense. Perhaps they were right and perhaps I'm just an art nut but I was all but awestruck by the piece.
    In Post Tenebras Lux, (Light After Darkness in Latin) Carlos Reygadas gives a beautiful and insightful look into the lives of a family living in rural Mexico. It may seem confusing and heady at first but to me, that is an over-complication.
    What I got out of this film was a simple and unique portrayal of the ordinary and mundane which can even sometimes seem shocking to us because realism is not a frequently employed style in film.
    Another thing, is although it may appear to be meandering and slow at times, (and perhaps ultimately is) the long scenes of spoiler- they all give us a deep and insightful look at the members of this family so that we can really connect to them on an emotional level which is something every film must do so as not to simply be a bunch of images flashing across the screen, and this one does so very well.
    Although it is ultimately realist it employs many techniques of impressionism (the 'looking through glass' effects) and even surrealism (spoiler).
    I really enjoyed this tender look into the lives of one family and look forward to watching more of Reygadas' work.
    4 years 12 months ago
  2. LaSorciere's avatar

    LaSorciere

    Reygadas insights into film at 23:08
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDUnG_d4ytY&list=WL&index=2&t=1389s
    1 year 10 months ago
  3. kurisu1974's avatar

    kurisu1974

    Nonsense filmed through beer goggles. 5 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #6 in Cinema Tropical's Best Latin American Films 2010-2019
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