The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking announced today the five nominees for its fourth annual Cinema Eye Heterodox Award, which honors a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production, and two Latin American films are among the nominees: the Mexican film Post Tenebras Lux (pictured) by Carlos Reygadas and Brazilian film Neighboring Sounds by Kleber Mendonça Filho.
"Boundaries between documentary and fiction, myth and autobiography are elided in Post Tenebras Lux, a seductively mysterious feature from Carlos Reygadas. A rich family moving to a mountainside home in a poor Mexican village face a series of psychic disruptions in this visually ravishing, deeply experimental work," says the organization about the Mexican film.
"The social strata of a Brazilian seaside high-rise are depicted with a hallucinatory tension in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds. When a wealthy apartment complex — the director’s own — is hit by a series of crimes, a private security firm creates its own unease in a film that cooly captures a society amidst economic and cultural transformation" describes Cinema Eye Honors Mendonça Filho's directorial debut.
Both Latin American films are competing against Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow, and James Franco and Travis Matthews’ Interior. Leather Bar. Previous winners of the award were Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill (2011) and Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours (2013). The 2014 Heterodox Award will be presented at the 7th Annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking on January 8, 2014, at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.