The Death of Louis XIV (2016, Fr/Sp/Por, Dir. Albert Serra, 115 mins, 12A) - subtitled

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The Death of Louis XIV (2016, Fr/Sp/Por, Dir. Albert Serra, 115 mins, 12A) - subtitled

Director: Albert Serra ● Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao and Marc Susini.

Confined to his sumptuous chambers, Louis XIV – the “Sun King” – is fussed over by courtiers and valets.  But there’s a worrying mark developing on his foot. To make matters worse, the finest minds in 18th-century medicine are at his service.

Léaud poignantly portrays the aged monarch’s world-weariness, with flashes of his old charisma and lust for life, and the sets, costumes and supporting cast are impeccably convincing.

A rich vein of dark humour complements the otherwise sombre tone of this fine account of Louis’s last days.

With one showing at 7.30pm ONLY. 

 

 

 
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