Last Days of Louis XIV
The screenplay, based on medical reports and the memoirs of Saint-Simon, deals with the last days of the Sun King, dying of gangrene in the presence of helpless doctors. As usual with Serra, one of the leading neo-modernists in European cinema, the historical context is just a pretext for telling a story about universal aspects of human life. Plus a remarkable performance from the French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud.
director of photography Jonathan Ricquebourg
edited by Ariadna Ribas, Artur Tort, Albert Serra
cast Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, Irène Silvagni, Bernard Belin, Marc Susini
produced by Capricci Films, Andergraun Films, Rosa Filmes, Bobi Lux
distributed in Poland by Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty