The Last Days of Louis XIV
Drama, 115 minutes, French, NR
Weekend of June 16 | FRI 2 & 8:30 | SAT 4 | SUN 6
August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, 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, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.
In The Death of Louis XIV writer/director Albert Serra shows us that monumental events can be conveyed through the smallest of details. -Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com