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The Childhood of a Leader

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FIVE STARS. A stunning debut.

— Cinevue

Like nothing you've seen before.

— Screen Daily

A mind-blowing directorial debut

— Jonathan Demme

FIVE STARS. A masterpiece.

— Examiner

Presented by IFC Films | United Kingdom | Jul 22nd, 2016 | 115 MINS | NR

A child’s angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. A powerhouse international cast led by Robert Pattinson and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) headlines this dark domestic nightmare. Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him—a monstrous coming of age that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe. A stylistically fearless tour-de-force, The Childhood of a Leader reaches fever-pitch delirium thanks to ravishing cinematography and a thunderous score by legendary, boundary-pushing musician Scott Walker.

Director

  • Brady Corbet

Producers

  • Chris Coen
  • Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
  • István Major
  • Helena Danielsson

Writers

  • Brady Corbet
  • Mona Fastvold