SUN, MAY 07, 6:30p:
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“Best of Cannes”
Winner: Prix Jean Vigo 2016
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
(La mort de Louis XIV)
Directed by ALBERT SERRA/France/Spain/2016/1 hr, 55mins.
With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Bernard Belin, Phillippe Crespeau
Versailles, August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV (Jean-Pierre Léaud) feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the Sun King fulfills his duties and obligations, but he has trouble sleeping. A serious fever erupts, which marks the start of the slow agony of the greatest King of France. Surrounded by doctors and family, he struggles to run the country from his bed. Based on extensive medical records and the memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon and other courtiers, The Death of Louis XIV is a magistral, neoclassical chamber drama, a work of pure magic. (In French with English subtitles).
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Film Festival Special Screening
WINNER: Prix Jean Vigo, 2016
WINNER: Online Film Critics Society Best Non-US Release
WINNER: Best International Feature Jerusalem Film Festival
WINNER: Lumiere Awards Best Actor, Best Cinematography
WINNER: International Cinephile Awards Best Picture Not Released in 2016
“SURELY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM AT CANNES 2016…One of Sight and Sound’s Best Films of 2016”-Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound
“A MEZMERIZING ELEGY”-Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“AN INSTANT CLASSIC”-Nina Menkes, filmmaker
“LÉAUD’S FINEST ONSCREEN CREATION SINCE THE 400 BLOWS”
-Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“POIGNANT”-New York Times
“UNFORGETABLE”-Film Journal International
“HAUNTING”-Sight and Sound