Keimena: #4 La Mort de Louis XIV
by Albert Serra
Jan
9
11:59 pm
ERT2

Albert Serra, La Mort de Louis XIV (The Death of Louis XIV), 2016, France/Portugal/Spain, film still

La Mort de Louis XIV (The Death of Louis XIV), 2016, France/Portugal/Spain, 115 min.
Director: Albert Serra

The Death of Louis XIV is set in the king’s Versailles bedchamber in August 1715, during the final days of a reign that lasted seventy-two years. Before an anxious audience comprised of a cortege of servants and doctors, the death transpires like theatre as the ailing monarch (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud) is scrutinized for signs of an unlikely recovery.


Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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