Best Indie Films 2017 – Vol. III
The Death of Louis XIV
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. Based on extensive medical records and the memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon and other courtiers, a wry neoclassical chamber drama, the depicts the death of the Sun King.
It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare.
This evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way one mourn those they love.