The Lord Worked Wonders in Me

El Senyor ha fet en mi meravelles

As part of a project under the auspices of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Albert Serra and Lisandro Alonso agreed to exchange film letters where they both engage with characters and conceits from their previous films. Serra revisits Honor de Cavalleria, moving the cast and crew of the original film to the arid landscape of La Mancha, the original setting for Don Quixote's adventures and misadventures.
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No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Albert Serra
Script: Albert Serra
Cinematography: Jimmy Gimferrer & Àngel Martín
Editing: Àngel Martín
Sound: Jordi Ribas
Actors: Albert Serra
Production: Andergraun Films
Producers: Montse Triola
Art Direction: Jimmy Gimferrer
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain
Production Year: 2011
Duration: 146΄
Contact: Andergraun Films

Albert Serra

Born in Banyoles in 1975, Albert Serra is a Catalan artist and director. Having studied philosophy and literature, he wrote plays and produced different video works. He gained international recognition with his first long feature, Honor of the Knights, a free adaptation of Don Quijote played by non-professional actors from his village. The film was presented at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight in 2006. For his second film, Birdsong, Serra took inspiration from a traditional Catalan Christmas song, El cant dels ocells, and worked with the same group of people to tell the story of the Three Wise Men following their guiding star to find Jesus. In 2013, the Centre Pompidou in Paris gave him a carte blanche for correspondence with the Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso. The same year he received the Golden Leopard in Locarno for his new film Story of my Death, inspired by Casanova’s memoirs. The Death of Louis XIV starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as the Sun King was presented in the Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival 2016. Liberté, starring Helmut Berger, Marc Susini, Baptiste Pinteaux, is the cinematic recreation of his 2018 Berlin Volksbühne play of the same name, which won the Special Jury award at the 2019 Un Certain Regard selection at Cannes. In 2022, he returned to Cannes in the Official Competition Section, with Pacifiction.


2006 Honor of the Knights
2008 Birdsong
2013 Story of my Death
2016 The Death of Louis XI
2019 Liberté
2022 Pacifiction