THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
Death and suffering don’t spare the mighty, not even absolute monarchs: In August 1715, King Louis XIV., the Sun King, suddenly feels a pain in his leg. He spends the next days in his chambers, running the government as best he can as death gradually draws closer. – An opulent costume film as chamber play, a dance of death for a bedridden autocrat.
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, Marc Susini, Irène Silvagni, Bernard Belin
Screenplay: Albert Serra, Thierry Lounas
Director of Photography: Jonathan Ricquebourg
Film Editor: Ariadna Ribas, Artur Tort, Albert Serra
Production Designer: Sebastian Vogler
Costume Design: Nina Avramovic
Sound: Jordi Ribas
Producer: Thierry Lounas
Production Company: Capricci Films
Co-Production Company: Rosa Filmes, Andergraun Films, Bobi Lux
World Sales: Capricci Films
Director: Albert Serra
Albert Serra was born in Banyoles, Catalonia, in 1975. He studied philosophy and literature, wrote plays and shot videos. His first feature film HONOR DE CAVALLERIA, a loose adaptation of “Don Quixote”, screened at Cannes 2006. HISTÒRIA DE LA MEVA MORT based on the memoirs of Casanova won the Golden Leopard in Locarno 2013 and screened at Munich, as did EL CANT DELS OCELLS 2008.