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The Death of Louis XIV

Directed by Albert Serra

“Surely the most beautiful film at Cannes 2016.” —Sight & Sound

Featuring a striking performance by French screen legend Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows), The Death of Louis XIV is an intimate portrait of the divine ruler facing his mortality as he struggles to maintain power in the final hours of his life. Heightened sensory details and confined cinematography intensify the bedridden king’s physical atrophy. 2016, France/Portugal/Spain, in French with English subtitles, 115 minutes.


This presentation is made possible by generous support from the Bentson Foundation and Elizabeth Redleaf.