Post Tenabres Lux 2013

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So far from the beaten track that audiences will need a road-map to find their way back, writer/director Carlos Reygadas’s experimental feature defies an easy synopsis; a child wanders in a misty landscape, a group of schoolboys play rugby in England, a businesswoman’[s wife participates in sexual acts in a sauna. And the connections between these events are hard to explain. What is clear is Reygadas’s gift for photography, and there’s also a striking sequence involving an animated devil, which arrives complete with a toolbox before sloping off like a low-res Pink Panther. Pretentious, deliberately obscure and tricky are all valid criticisms, but Post Tenabres Lux is also an antidote to safe mainstream cinema, as elliptical as the title promises.

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