Albert Serra

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Albert Serra
Albert Serra al MACBA.jpg
Albert Serra (right) at a conference
at the MACBA in 2012
Born (1975-10-09) 9 October 1975 (age 42)
Banyoles, Catalonia, Spain
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 2003 - present
Website Andergraun Films - (in Catalan), (in Spanish),
(in French), (in English)

Albert Serra (born 9 Octobre 1975) is a Catalan independent filmmaker and manager of the production company Andergraun Fims, set up by Montse Triola primarily to produce Serra's films.[1][2][3] He is best known for his films Story of My Death (2013) and The Death of Louis XIV (2016), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud. Serra has been called "one of the most singular and radical filmmakers working today."[4]

Awards and festival selections[edit]

Selected filmography[edit]

The following is a list of some of his feature films or contributions to feature films.

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2016 La Mort de Louis XIV
(The Death of Louis XIV)
Inspired by the Duke of Saint Simon’s memoirs.
2013 Història de la meva mort
(Story of My Death)
Death as seen by Casanova and Dracula.
2013 Els tres porquets
(The Three Little Pigs)
Film-performance: 101 hours of film shot during the Kassel Documenta festival and edited and projected there in sections every three days. It is an adaptation of texts from Eckermann's "Conversations with Goethe" and Hugh Trevor-Roper's "Hitler's Table Talk", together with writings by Fassbinder.[29][30][31]
2011 El senyor ha fet en mi meravelles
(The Lord Has Worked Wonders in Me)
2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero 1-minute contribution to Estonian anthology film.
2008 El cant dels ocells
(Birdsong)
Unconventional, minimalist approach to the story of the Magi...
Title is a reference to a traditional Catalan Christmas song.
2006 Honor de Cavalleria
(Honor of the Knights (Quixotic))
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza wander the hills...
2003 Crespià, the film not the village

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Serra: Radical Classicist", Harvard Film Archives. Re-retrieved 2016-09-03.
  2. ^ Andergraun Films at the Catalan Film Database. (in Catalan), (in Spanish), (in English). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  3. ^ Montse Triola, Spain, European Film Promotion, Promotion of European Film and Talent Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  4. ^ "Cannes 2016: The Well-Told Tale". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  5. ^ "The 2016 Cannes Official Selection", Festival de Cannes website. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  6. ^ "The Death of Louis XIV". www.tiff.net. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  7. ^ "The Death of Louis XIV | NYFF54". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  8. ^ Albert Serra, at the Prix Jean Vigo site. (in French). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  9. ^ "And the JFF 2016 WInners are...", Jerusalem Film Festival website. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  10. ^ Albert Serra - awards, on IMDb. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  11. ^ "Albert Serra Film Wins Locarno Top Prize", by Scott Foundas, Variety.com, August 17, 2013. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  12. ^ "The Death of Louis XIV", by Albert Serra (2016), Caprici Arthouse Cinema Label. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  13. ^ "Story of My Death", New Zealand International Film Festival, with commentary by Chris Darke excerpted from Film Comment. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  14. ^ "Ganadores del cuarto FICUNAM", Toma, Revista Mexicana de Cine, 11 March 2014. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  15. ^ "Premis Gaudí 2014: les dues vies del cinema català", by Judith Vives, Núvol, el digital de la cultura, 3 February 2014. (in Catalan). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  16. ^ Quinzaine: 2008, official website of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs / Director's Fortnight. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  17. ^ "El cant dels ocells d'Albert Serra triomfa a la gala dels premis Gaudí del cinema", Vilaweb, 20 January 2009. (in Catalan). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  18. ^ 2008 Edition, official festival site. (in English), (in French). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  19. ^ 44th Viennale, FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  20. ^ Fipresci 2006 Awards, FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  21. ^ Festivalarchiv 06, Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival. (in German), (in English). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  22. ^ "Honor de Cavalleria", Torino Film Festival. (in Italian), (in English). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  23. ^ Albert Serra - awards, on IMDb. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  24. ^ "2006. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: A look back at the awards", official festival site. (in English), (in French). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  25. ^ "V Premis Barcelona de Cinema", news on VilaWeb TV, 20 December 2006. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  26. ^ "Story of My Death", 40th Seattle International Film Festival, 2014. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  27. ^ Top Ten 2007. "Palmares 2007: Meilleurs films de l'année 2007", Cahiers du Cinéma. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  28. ^ "Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Lists 1951-2009", from CalTech alumnus site. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  29. ^ "EL POMPIDOU INAUGURA UNA RETROSPECTIVA SOBRE EL CINEASTA ALBERT SERRA / Hitler, Goethe y Fassbinder, 'tres cerditos' en 101 horas de cine", by Rubén Díaz Caviedes, El Confidencial, 16 April 2013. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  30. ^ "Last days to see 'Singularity', by Albert Serra, in Venice", Press Release, Institut Ramon Llull, 13 November 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  31. ^ "Albert Serra explicarà 'Els tres porquets' a la Documenta", by Laura Serra, Ara.cat, 31 March 2012. (in Catalan). Retrieved 2016-09-03.

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