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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside. There, they enjoy and suffer in a place that understands life in a different way. The hybrid that results of the addition of the two worlds leaves unanswered whether they are complementary or, truly, they fight to eliminate one another.

Carlos Reygadas became a Lawyer in Mexico and specialized in Armed Conflict Law in London. He worked for the European Commission and was a member of the Mexican Foreign Service. Between 1998 and 1999 Reygadas made four shorts in Belgium learning film in a self-taught manner after being rejected from film school in Brussels. In 2000 he shot his first feature film, JAPAN. The film was presented at the Rotterdam Film Festival and received a special mention for the Caméra d'Or Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, as well several other prizes. He presented BATTLE IN HEAVEN in 2005, which was selected for Competition in Cannes and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Río de Janeiro International Film Festival among others. In 2007 his film SILENT LIGHT competed once more for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival winning the Jury Award. He also won the Grand Prize in Riga, the Golden Colón in Huelva, the Grand Coral in Havana, the Gold Hugo in Chicago, and the Jury Award in Bergen, among others. In 2009 he made the installation Serenghetti and the short film THIS IS MY KINGDOM for the long film REVOLUCIÓN directed by 10 Mexicans filmmakers. POST TENEBRAS LUX is his fourth feature film.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Carlos Reygadas
Screenplay Carlos Reygadas
Cinematography Alexis Zabé
Cast Rut Reygadas, Eleazar Reygadas, Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Nath Acevedo, Willebaldo Torres
Producers Carlos Reygadas, Jaime Romandia
Co-Producers Michel Reilhac, Rémi Burrah, Michael Weber, Frans van Gestel
Production Companies Nodream Cinema/Mexico City, Mantarraya/Mexico City, in co-production with ARTE France Cinéma/Paris, Le Pacte/Paris, The Match Factory, Topkapi Films/Amsterdam, Ticoman/Mexico City
Length 120 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.33
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Cannes 2012 (In Competition), Toronto 2012, BFI London 2012, San Sebastian 2012, Vladivostok 2012, Busan 2012, Tokyo 2012, Chicago 2012, Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2012, Molodist Kyiv 2012, Stockholm 2012, AFI Fest Los Angeles 2012, Tallinn Black Nights 2012, Hong Kong 2013, Istanbul 2013, CPH:PIX Copenhagen 2013, Dallas 2013
Awards Best Direction Cannes 2012
With backing from ARTE France, Fonds Sud Cinéma, CNC, Ministère des Affaires éstrangères et européennes (Institut Francais), Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad (Foprocine-México), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Het Nederlands Fonds voor de Film

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