Albert Serra (born 1975) is a Catalan independent filmmaker and manager of the production company Andergraun Fims, set up by Montse Triola primarily to produce Serra's films. He is best known for his films Story of My Death (2013) and The Death of Louis XIV (2016), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud. Serra has been called "one of the most singular and radical filmmakers working today."
Albert Serra (right) at a conference
at the MACBA in 2012
|Born||31 March 1975|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Website||Andergraun Films - (in Catalan), (in Spanish), |
(in French), (in English)
The following is a list of some of his feature films or contributions to feature films.
|2016||La Mort de Louis XIV
(The Death of Louis XIV)
|Inspired by the Duke of Saint Simon’s memoirs.|
|2013||Història de la meva mort
(Story of My Death)
|Death as seen by Casanova and Dracula.|
|2013||Els tres porquets
(The Three Little Pigs)
|Film-performance: 101 hours of film shot during the Kassel Documenta festival and edited and projected there in sections every three days. It is an adaptation of texts from Eckermann's "Conversations with Goethe" and Hugh Trevor-Roper's "Hitler's Table Talk", together with writings by Fassbinder.|
|2011||El senyor ha fet en mi meravelles
(The Lord Has Worked Wonders in Me)
|2011||60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero||1-minute contribution to Estonian anthology film.|
|2008||El cant dels ocells
|Unconventional, minimalist approach to the story of the Magi... |
Title is a reference to a traditional Catalan Christmas song.
|2006||Honor de Cavalleria
(Honor of the Knights (Quixotic))
|Don Quixote and Sancho Panza wander the hills...|
|2003||Crespià, the film not the village|
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