FFCC members on Albert Serra’s ‘The Death of Louis XIV’

FFCC members on Albert Serra’s award-winning film starring the legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XIV.



Hans MorgensternIndependent Ethos

“BRILLIANT!…Those familiar with the actor’s debut movie, François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, may be thrown back to the child actor, now an old man who too is in his twilight years, and that final freeze frame of that iconic film from 1959 that marked the beginning of his career. It’s both personal and shimmeringly cinematic and should ultimately bring many of the audience to think of their time on earth in relation to the present and all that time lived, back to the actor’s debut cinematic glance.”

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Ruben RosarioMiami Art Zine

“LIKE A REMBRANDT PAINTING COME TO LIFE…What makes the film resonate is not just what Serra does, but what he doesn’t do. Instead of trying to make a sweeping statement of what it means to be a king, he rolls up his sleeves and focuses on the business at hand: a methodical account of this 17th and 18th century leader’s final three weeks.”

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Alfred SotoHumanizing the Vacuum

“The role doesn’t require him to ‘act’ — it requires him to behave, which makes sense: Léaud’s serenity, often settling into passivity when a director didn’t hit him with a riding crop, has always suggested a connection to the values of silent cinema.”

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