The Death of Louis XIV (2016 France/Spain/Portugal) Cert. 12A – subtitled

Director: Albert Serra
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, 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.

 

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian 

The review includes a link to a Trailer, while an alternative, longer, trailer can be seen below


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 26th September 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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