Past Film/Video

The Death of Louis XIV

(Albert Serra, 2016)

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“The most beautiful film at Cannes 2016.”—Sight and Sound

A wry, neoclassical chamber drama and a work of pure magic by one of today’s most singular directors, The Death of Louis XIV features a magisterial, career-capping performance by French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows). Back from a hunting trip, an extravagantly adorned Louis XIV falls ill and attempts to rule the court while bedridden. Filled with ravishing, candlelit images and painstaking historical detail, the film is as darkly funny as it is moving in its portrait of the absurdities of royalty and death. (115 mins., DCP)

Film still of a group of doctors inspecting a man's leg

The Death of Louis XIV, image courtesy of The Cinema Guild

Film still of an old king laying on a bed with a boy sitting by his side

The Death of Louis XIV, image courtesy of The Cinema Guild

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

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Past Film/Video

The Death of Louis XIV