The Death of Louis XIV (12a)

Director Albert Serra. French Bopgraphy/Drama/History


August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next day, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest King of France death from gangrene, surrounded by his doctors and closest advisors, speaking in frantic, whispered tones about their options, in an era in which little is known of such illnesses. Shot in rich colour with extraordinary lighting, Jean-Pierre Léaud, in his costume, hair and poses, fully embodies the last few days of the longest serving king of France, who, with his seventy two years in power, changed the face of the monarchy and of France.

Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Irène Silvagni, Marc Susini

Sunday17Mar

2019

Tickets
Adult: £5.50 

Time
2.30pm

Running Time
115

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