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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Albert Serra

Catalan artist and filmmaker Albert SERRA (1975, Spain) holds a degree in Spanish Philology and Literary Theory from Barcelona University. He writes, directs and produces both films and plays. His films usually depict European myths and literature. In 2001, Serra co-founded the production company Andergraun Films. Honor de cavalleria was selected by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the ten best films of 2007. In 2013, a retrospective of Serra’s work was screened at the Centre Pompidou. For Història de la meva mort, Serra was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2013. For La mort de Louis XIV, Serra received the Prix Jean Vigo in 2016. Liberté received the Un Certain Regard – Special Jury Prize in Cannes 2019. Selected for IFFR 2023, Pacifiction was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2022.

Filmography

Crespià: The Film Not the Village (2003), Honor de cavalleria/Honour of the Knights (2006), Super 8 (2006, short, co-dir), Sant Pere de Rodes (2006, short), Rússia (2007, short), El cant dels ocells/Birdsong (2008), L’alto arrigo (2008, short), Baucà (2009, short), Lectura d’un poema (2010, short), Els noms de Crist/The Names of Christ (2011), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011, co-dir), El Senyor ha fet en mi meravelles/The Lord Has Worked Wonders in Me (2011), Cuba libre (2013, short), Història de la meva mort/Story of My Death (2013), La mort de Louis XIV/The Death of Louis XIV (2016), Roi Soleil (2018), Liberté/Freedom (2019), Tourment sur les îles/Pacification (2022)

More info: Albert Serra

Albert Serra at IFFR

  • Honor de cavalleria

    A Don Quixote without windmills. Without much action of any kind. Serene, moving and enchanting, painterly and gentle, that’s how the knight and his s

    • Cinema of the Future: Sturm und Drang
  • Pacifiction

    Albert Serra’s latest film is a dreamlike tale of decadent colonial power in Polynesia, starring Benoît Magimel.

    • Harbour
  • El cant dels ocells

    Young maestro Serra excels himself in this black & white film with a very dry yet evocative representation of the journey made by the three wise men t

    • Bright Future
  • Crespià: The Film Not the Village

    Loving cult film and idiosyncratic musical portrait of summer festivities in the Catalan village of Crespià, with early performances by the well-known

    • Signals: First Things First
  • Liberté

    Bewigged French libertines indulge in De Sadean excesses in the woods at night. Much-discussed provocation from film auteur Serra.

    • Signatures
  • Story of My Death

    Serra won a Golden Leopard in Locarno with this peculiar, at times amusing, always painterly and philosophical film. In his latter days, rationalist a

    • Signals: Grand Tour
  • La mort de Louis XIV

    On 1 September 1715, King Louis XVI of France dies of gangrene in his palace at Versailles. In his darkened bedroom, confidants and doctors come and g

    • Signatures
  • Els noms de Crist

    Serra freely interpreted a ‘television series’ for an exhibition at the MACBA in Barcelona. His series deals with the problems involved in funding ‘di

    • Spectrum