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THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

La Mort De Louis XIV

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Directed by Albert Serra
France, Spain, 2016
Drama, History, Biography
      French
      English

Synopsis

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. It’s the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

Our take

In all playful seriousness, the master of slow cinema Albert Serra surprised audiences with this homage to the legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud. Seen as an allegory for the mythical actor’s own slow decline, this grandiose piece provides some of the most beautiful Versailles imagery ever seen on screen.

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Synopsis

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. It’s the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

Our take

In all playful seriousness, the master of slow cinema Albert Serra surprised audiences with this homage to the legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud. Seen as an allegory for the mythical actor’s own slow decline, this grandiose piece provides some of the most beautiful Versailles imagery ever seen on screen.

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The Death of Louis XIVDirected byAlbert Serra
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Cannes Film Festival
2016

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