Albert Serra’s latest drama brings viewers into the dimly lit and hushed atmosphere surrounding the end of Louis XIV’s life in 18th-century France. The final days of the bedbound title character, realized by iconic French New Wave actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, are captured in this engrossing chamber drama.

The Death of Louis XIV will have its U.S. Premiere in the 54th New York Film Festival, in the new Explorations section with director Albert Serra andJean-Pierre Léaud both in-person. Take a look at a new clip from the film above, and be sure to watch more clips and trailers from NYFF films in our YouTube playlist and subscribe to our channel for the latest videos from the festival and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.