The Story of My Death (Història de la meva mort)
dir. Albert Serra, France, 2013, DCP, French w/ English subtitles, 151 min.
Casanova gets to know his new manservant, who will
bear witness to his final days of life. Leaving a French château with its
typical 18th century atmosphere of licentiousness, he spends his final days in
impoverished, dismal northern Europe. There, his world of frivolity and high
society, as well as his Enlightenment rationalism, crumble when faced with a
new, violent, esoteric and romantic force represented by Dracula and his
eternal power. “Albert Serra stops time, and feeds off elements of nature,
trees and wind, of the same material."
- Le Monde