Spain, Portugal 2018 61’
Louis XIV is no newcomer to Albert Serra’s filmography, the hero of his latest opus to date, THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (2016). ROI SOLEIL features a twin, even though, in the game of differences, it turns out that there are quite a few. Instead of Jean-Pierre Léaud, a non-professionnal actor Lluís Serrat whom Serra already worked with in his first films, in an art gallery in Lisbon, performs the agony of the King
Louis XIV during seven days in a row. Inevitably the last day the death will show
Born in 1975 in Banyoles, Albert Serra is a Catalan artist. Degree in Spanish Philology and Theory of Literature from Barcelona university, he writes plays and directs various video works. In 2006, he acquired an international reputation with his second feature, HONOR OF THE KNIGHTS (QUIXOTIC), selected by the Cahiers du Cinema as being part of the 10 best films of 2007. Dandy neorealist Albert Serra is a UFO in the European film scene. He uses his films to revisit myths and literature of the old continent. In 2013, a retrospective from all his work is organized by the Pompidou Centre. The same year he receives Locarno’s Golden Leopard for STORY OF MY DEATH. In 2016, THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV was part of the official selection in Cannes and screened at the Split Film Festival in 2016.
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