Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.
Serra’s trademark philosophical wit is put to good use in this warts-and-all depiction of the frailty of a feared monarch, as is his marvelous command of chiaroscuro lighting. Inspired by the memoirs of the duc de Saint-Simon, The Death of Louis XIV feels as rigorously accurate as it is profoundly imaginative.
Guest Speaker – Dr. Catherine White, University of Cincinnati
About the Festival
The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, Tournées brings contemporary French films on campuses around the country, making it possible for students and people in the community to discover French-language films.
Tournées Film Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and SACEM’s French American Cultural Fund.
All showings are free and open to all, every Thursday from October 5 – November 16, from 7 – 9 p.m. in Muntz Hall auditorium at UC Blue Ash College.