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Monday, December 28, 2015

Louis XIV movie Le Roi danse screening in Toronto

  • January 21 at 7:30 pm
  • Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road (just north of Spadina subway station, on the west side of Spadina 
  • FREE admission!
Louis XIV, the French Sun King,  has two passions: establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right, and artistic brilliancy as a dancer. He starts asserting himself against the entourage of his mother, the regent during his minority, by launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. The musical genius Jean-Baptiste Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank. 

The movie depicts the baroque era of Louis's reign in all its sumptuousness, and recreates some of his most famous dancing roles.

https://youtu.be/BMvpvDjFvHA


 

Release in December 2000 (115min)
Directed by: Gérard Corbiau
Stars: Benoît Magimel
Type: History, Music, Drama
The movie will be screened in French with English subtitles.

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