Roi Soleil

Roi Soleil

Albert Serra is once again drawn by the death rattle of Louis XIV, although this time he does not go for a chamber drama and a baroque decor. Instead, he opts for an aseptic void, a carmine whirlpool that resembles a blood-bathed entryway to hell. Like an indiscreet voyeur of pain and decay, his camera devours every inch of a mortally wounded beast that roars, screams and raves, just before he draws his final breath. Before death, human power will always seem nugatory and ludicrous.
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Direction: Albert Serra
Cinematography: Artur Tort
Editing: Ariadna Ribas, Albert Serra
Sound: Jordi Ribas
Actors: Lluís Serrat
Production: Andergraun Films, Rosa Filmes
Producers: Albert Serra, Joaquim Sapinho
Executive producer: Montse Triola
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain, Portugal
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 62΄
Contact: Andergraun Films
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Prix International Competition – FID Marseille 2018

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