Albert Serra (born 1975) is one of the most prominent contemporary Spanish directors. He is the winner of the main prize of Locarno Film festival for Story of my Death. Serra took part in Cannes Film Festival with his last work The Death of Louis XIV (2016), which gained much praise from film critics. According to film critic Vladimir Lukin, Serra is the first religious director since the days of Dreyer and Bresson. In 2017, Albert Serra joined the jury of the 39th Moscow International Film Festival. He was a visiting lecturer in numerous museums, universities in France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and the USA, where he gave talks at Harvard, Yale and Philadelphia universities.