Albert Serra, after the intense experience with La muerte de Luis XIV, decided to embark on a new adventure with this fascinating figure: this film, with which he won the Grand Prix at FIDMarseille. In this case Jean-Pierre Léaud passes the baton to Lluís Serrat (who hasn’t abandoned him since he played Sancho in another quixotic gesture, Honor de Cavallería), who gives an impressive performance of the dying moments of the Sun King in a stark, minimalist context. The aristocracy in its grandeur and its stupidity, between the sublime and the grotesque, in a collision between the representation of power and the forces of art.
Direction: Albert Serra
Cast: Lluís Serrat
Cinematography: Artur Tort
Editing: Ariadna Ribas, Albert Serra
Sound: Jordi Ribas
Production: Montse Triola, Albert Serra, Joaquim Sapinho
Production Company: ANDERGRAUN FILMS
He was born in 1975 in Bañolas, Pla de l'Estany, Gerona, Cataluña. At 18, he moved to Barcelona to study Hispanic Philology, Theory of Spanish Literature, and he began studying Art History. His first feature film was Crespià, the film not the village (2003). Honor de cavalleria (2006), his second film was shown at Cannes in 2006 making him a reference in contemporary auteurist European cinema. In 2008 he returned to Cannes to present El Cant dels Ocells, his third film. Other highlights in his filmography are Història de la meva mort (2013), with which he won the Gold Leopard at Locarno and La Mort de Louis XIV, Jean Vigo Award. His latest film, Roi Soleil, won the Grand Prix at FIDMarseille.