The Death of Louis XIV

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An adaptation of the Duc de Saint-Simon’s memoirs, starring Jean-Pierre Leaud as the Sun-King. August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. This is the start of the slow agonising death of the greatest King of France, from gangrene, in an era in which little is known of such illnesses. Shot in rich colour with extraordinary lighting.

“Léaud’s finely nuanced performance is miraculous. A strong contender for film of the year”

Little White Lies

“Startling and fresh entertainment. Witty and satirical”

The Times

Year
2016
Running time
115 mins
Country
France, Portugal
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Director
Albert Serra
Cast
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao. Marc Susini, Irène Silvagni

Book tickets

August 5th