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Festival in Media
Section: French Collection
Country: France /Spain/Portugal
Year: 2016

 

La Mort de Louis XIV

color/105 minutes

 Director: Albert Serra Screenplay: Albert Serra, Thierry Lounas Cinematography:Jonathan Ricquebourg Editing: Ariadna Ribas, Albert Serra, Artur Tort Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Irène Silvagni, Bernard Belin, Marc Susini

The story gets under way when Louis XIV gets an agonising pain in his leg upon his return from a hunt. A fortnight later, he is bedridden in Versailles. This is the start of the long, drawn-out death throes of France’s greatest king, who must also organise his successor as he is surrounded by his faithful followers: his doctor, his favourite Marquise of Maintenon, his surgeon and his top manservant.

Production: Capricci Films, Andergraun Films, Rosa Filmes, Bobi Lux

 

 

Albert Serra

Born in Spain in 1975. Graduated in Spanish literature and comparative literature at the University of Barcelona, where he also studied art history. Besides writing, directing and producing films Albert Serra writes and produces plays. In 2001 he founded Andergraun Films.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmography:

2016 La mort de Louis XIV

2013 Story of My Death

2013 Cuba Libre (Short)

2012 Three Little Pigs

2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero

2011 The Lord Worked Wonders in Me

2010 Els noms de Crist

2010 Lectura d'un poema (Short)

2009 Bauçà (Short)

2008 Birdsong

2008 L'alto arrigo (Short)

2007 Rússia (Short)

2006 Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria

 

2003 Crespià, the film not the village