Història de la meva mort

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Història de la meva mort

Story of My Death

Albert Serra
E/F, 2013
Fiction, 150min, OmeU

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Història de la meva mort

Albert Serra
E/F, 2013
Fiction, 150min, OmeU

Cast: 
Vicenç Altaió Morral
Clara Visa
Noelia Rodenas
Montse Triola
Eliseu Huertas
Lluís Marsanellas Serrat
Screenplay: 
Albert Serra
Sound: 
Joan Pons
Jordi Ribas
Camera: 
Jimmy Gimferrer
Editor: 
Àngel Martín
Composer: 
Ferran Font
Enric Juncà
Joe Robinson
Marc Verdaguer
Decoration: 
Sebastina Vogler
Mihnea Mihailescu
Costume: 
Sebastina Vogler
Mihnea Mihailescu

Production: 
Andergraun Films
Capricci Films
L’Age d’Or, Televisio de Catalunya (TVC)
World Sales: 
Capricci Films
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The title presents a sardonic riff on 18th century italian Renaissance man Giacomo casanova. His memoir, “Story of My life”, recounts his lively travels across europe and his encounters with fellow luminaries of his era like Voltaire and Rousseau. But Albert Serra sets those re collections aside in favor of a dryly introspective look at casanova’s dwindling command over his legacy as it starts to fray when faced with changing times, a force manifested in the form of dracula. Serra has made a slow, cryptic work heavy with metaphor and implication but also riddled with details. yet it’s oddly his most accessible work, the first with scripted dialogue and something closer to a conventional plot. Casanova is a vivid character nevertheless rich with metaphor. Serra’s interpretation is something akin to an anti-biopic that turns the characters into symbols of history in flux. (Eric Kohn)

In the presence of Albert Serra and Montse Triola (producer).