A few years ago I wanted to watch “Stellet Licht” by Carlos Reygadas, but while browsing through it and seeing the still and long scenes with little to almost no dialogue, made me postponed it, being afraid I would fall asleep. It’s been collecting “dust” on my hardisk ever since.
History almost repeated with Post Tenebras Lux, his latest movie (from 2012), but this time I said hey, this looks good, I’m gonna watch it. I did it, and didn’t regret it. Beautiful, dreamy imagery, conflictual personalities who are trying (in vain) to correct addictions and mistakes from the past, a few shocking scenes, all contribute to this masterpiece by Reygadas, who reminds us why cinematography is still considered art, as much as hollywood is trying hard to make us forget this.