The Death of Louis XIV

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Directed by Albert Serra| 2016 | France, Spain | French with English subtitles | Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini| 115mins | Certificate 12A

The legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud brings ineffable presence to the title role in this tale of the last days of the Sun King, evoked with sombre beauty by director Albert Serra.

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. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the death of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

Awarded with the Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2013 for Story of my Death, director Albert Serra returns with this adaptation of Saint Simon’s memoirs. Léaud, who worked with all the major directors from the Nouvelle Vague, gives a mesmerising performance.

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JW3 Cinema
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