Carlos Reygadas won directing prize at Cannes
Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2002; “Battle of Heaven” was presented in competition in 2005, and his film “Silent Light” won the jury prize in 2007. Jay Weissberg said in his Cannes review for Variety, “Maverick helmer Carlos Reygadas compares ‘Post tenebras lux’ to an expressionist painting, though Dadaist is more accurate. Auds will go for ‘perplexing,’ likely to be the kindest word used when describing this challenging non-story about a family living in the grandeur of Mexico’s wilds.” The deal was done between Strand Releasing’s Jon Gerrans and Fiorella Moretti of NDM, the new international sales label of Mantarraya Producciones.
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