Story of My Death

Història de la meva mort

Giacomo Casanova, once a legendary lover, nowadays a mere relic of his glorious past, travels to Transylvania and gets acquainted with Count Dracula, who – οn the contrary – is in the prime of his charm. Albert Serra fiddles the title of Casanova’s memoirs (History of My Life), orchestrates a transcendental tête-à-tête between two archetypal figures, illustrating in a playful and allegoric tone the transition of European thinking and art from rationalism to romanticism. Two worlds, equally divided between light and darkness, integrated in the everlasting cycle of decay and succession, found not only in nature, but in human civilization as well.
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Direction: Albert Serra
Script: Albert Serra
Cinematography: Jimmy Gimferrer
Editing: Albert Serra
Sound: Joan Pons, Jordi Ribas
Music: Joe Robinson, Enric Juncà, Ferran Font, Marc Verdaguer
Actors: Vicenç Altaió, Clara Visa, Noelia Rodenas, Montse Triola, Eliseu Huertas, Lluís Serrat
Production: Andergraun Films
Co-production: Capricci
Art Direction: Mihnea Mihailescu, Sebastian Vogler
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain, France
Production Year: 2013
Duration: 148΄
Contact: Andergraun Films
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Leopard – Locarno IFF 2013

Albert Serra

Catalan Albert Serra’s films usually depict European myths, as well as landmark historical and literary figures. His film Honour of the Knights was selected by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the ten best films of 2007. In 2013, a retrospective on Serra's work was screened in Parisian art complex Centre Pompidou. Serra’s film Story of My Death was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2013.

Filmography

2003 Crespia, the Film Not the Village (short)
2006 Honor de cavalleria | Honour of the Knights
2008 El cant dels ocells | Birdsong
2011 El Senyor ha fet en mi meravelles | The Lord Worked Wonders in Me (doc)
2013 Cuba Libre (short)
2013 Història de la meva mort | Story of My Death
2016 La mort de Louis XIV | The Death of Louis XIV
2019 Liberté | Freedom