Co Production Topkapi Films in Competition in Cannes

By April 19, 2012 June 19th, 2020 No Comments
Topkapi Films co production Post Tenebras Lux, directed by Carlos Reygadas, is selected for the main competition of this years’ Cannes Festival.

Post Tenebras Lux is a semi-autobiographical film about feelings, memories, dreams, things the director has hoped for, fears, facts of his current life. Reygadas has described it as a work where “reason will intervene as little as possible, like an expressionist painting where you try to express what you’re feeling through the painting rather than depict what something looks like.

This is the second collaboration between producer Frans van Gestel and Carlos Reygadas. In 2007 they worked on Stellet Licht that won the Special Jury Prize in Cannes.

Reygadas debuted in 2002 with Japon (Camera d’Or, Cannes) followed by Batalla en el Cielo.

Post Tenebras Lux is produced by Mantarraya in co production with Topkapi Films, Le Pacte, ARTE and The Match Factory.

Wild Bunch Benelux will distribute the film in the Benelux.