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The Death of Louis XIV (12A)

20 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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When he returns from a hunting trip one day, King Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. Two weeks later, he is on his deathbed in Versailles surrounded by relatives. Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows) portrays the final, painful days of the Sun King in Albert Serra’s fourth feature. A neo-classical period film presenting a darkly witty evocation of 18th century French aristocracy reminiscent of Visconti and Rossellini, The Death of Louis XIV is strange and haunting, with an exceptional central performance from Léaud.

£5.50 ticketsFri 14 July (15.50) / Tue 18 July (17.45) 

A modest yet profound contemplation of mortality and history

Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound
  • Director Albert Serra
  • Cast Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, Marc Susini
  • Certificate 12A: brief moderate autopsy detail
  • Running time 1h55m
  • Country France/Spain/Portugal
  • Year of production 2016
  • Language French with English subtitles
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