The Death of Louis XIV

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The Death of Louis XIV
La Mort de Louis XIV.jpg
Film poster
La Mort de Louis XIV
Directed by Albert Serra
Produced by Thierry Lounas
Written by Albert Serra
Thierry Lounas
Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud
Music by Marc Verdaguer
Cinematography Jonathan Ricquebourg
Edited by Ariadna Ribas
Artur Tort
Albert Serra
Production
company
Capricci Films
Rosa Filmes
Bobi Lux
Andergraun Films
Distributed by Capricci Films (France)
Release date
  • 19 May 2016 (2016-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 2 November 2016 (2016-11-02) (France)
Running time
115 minutes
Country France
Portugal
Spain
Language French
Box office US$133,232[1]

The Death of Louis XIV (French: La Mort de Louis XIV) is a 2016 historical drama film written and directed by Albert Serra and starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as King Louis XIV. The film was screened out of competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] It made its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and its U.S. premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival.[4][5]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

New York Times critic Manohla Dargis described the film as a "mesmerizing elegy."[6] In Screen, Allan Hunter called Léaud's performance "easily the actor’s best role and most noteworthy performance in some time."[7] Jonathan Romney, film critic for Sight & Sound, described The Death of Louis XIV as "strange, haunting and perhaps the most beautiful film seen in Cannes in [2016]".[8]

Accolades[edit]

Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Jerusalem Film Festival Haggiag Award for Best International Feature Won
Wilf Family Foundation Award for Best International Film Won
Lumières Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Albert Serra Nominated
Best Actor Jean-Pierre Léaud Won
Best Cinematography Jonathan Ricquebourg Won
Prix Louis Delluc Best Film Nominated
Prix Jean Vigo Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La mort de Louis XIV". Box Office Mojo. 
  2. ^ "'The Death of Louis XIV' ('La Mort de Louis XIV'): Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Film Review: 'The Death of Louis XIV'". Variety. 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Death of Louis XIV". www.tiff.net. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  5. ^ "The Death of Louis XIV | NYFF54". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  6. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2016-05-20). "Cannes Keeps Its Traditions, Including Its Boos". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  7. ^ "'The Death Of Louis XIV': Review". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  8. ^ "The Death of Louis XIV – first look". BFI. 23 May 2016. 

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