Market Premiere ARTE : "Louis XIV and the battle for luxury"
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 25 June 2020
[Original Version - English Subtitles] In 1665, Louis XIV is ruling over a bloodless France. The king chooses a rather unique strategy to help boost the state’s coffers: to develop and grow a French luxury goods industry. Industrial espionage, kidnappings, technological innovations and financial reforms: for two centuries France will stop at nothing to impose its luxury goods at home and throughout Europe.
Directed by: Stéphane Bégoin Country: France Production: ARTE France, Bellota Films (2020, 90min) Distribution: Lucky You