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The Death Of Louis XIV (12A) S

Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 21 August 2017

The Death Of Louis XIV (12A) S

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  • Director Albert Serra
  • Origin France
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 115 minutes

 “…a modest yet profound contemplation of mortality and history, and perhaps the most beautiful film seen in Cannes this year…” – Jonathan Romney, Sight and Sound

From his debut as the lead in Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows aged just 14, to now aged 72 tackling the role of one of the greatest French kings Louis XIV, French cinema icon Jean-Pierre Leaud brings his strong physical presence to the screen.

Taking place over the final month of the king’s life, Serra’s film peels the layers of mortality as the king faces his impending death.