Born in 1975 in Banyoles, Albert Serra is a Catalan artist. He earned degrees in Spanish Philology and Theory of Literature from Barcelona University. Now, he writes plays and directs various video works. In 2006, he acquired an international reputation with his second feature, Honor of the Knights (QUIXOTIC), selected by the Cahiers du Cinema as being part of the 10 best films of 2007. Neorealist Albert Serra is a UFO in the European film scene. He uses his films to revisit myths and literature of the old continent. In 2013, a retrospective from all his work is organized by the Pompidou Centre. The same year he received Locarno’s Golden Leopard for Story of my Death. In 2016, The Death of Louis XIV was part of the official selection in Cannes. He revisited the subject of Louis XIV in Roi Soleil (2018), which won the top prize at FID Marseille. His latest film Liberté (2019), adapted from his own operatic stage work, was in competition at Festival de Cannes, in Un Certain Regard selection.