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THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER

THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER

This chilling tale tells the story of an American boy living in France in 1918. His father works for the American government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps mould his beliefs – and we see the birth of a terrifying ego. Loosely based on a novel by John Fowles, Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story of he same name, and the possible childhoods of many great dictators in the twentieth century, The Childhood of a Leader is an unsettling portrait of emerging evil.

BRADY CORBET, born in 1988, is an American actor and filmmaker. His directorial debut, the short film Protect You + Me, received a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Corbet co-wrote and starred in Mona Fastvold’s The Sleepwalker and Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Childhood of a Leader is his first feature film as a director. It won the Award for Best Debut Film and the Award for Best Director at the Venice International Film Festival 2015. // Films (selection): Protect You + Me (2008, short), The Childhood of a Leader (2015)

European Panorama Fiction 2016

BRADY CORBET

Great Britain / Hungary / France 2015
DCP / color
116 minutes
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Screenplay
Cinematography
Lol Crawley
Editing
David Jancso
Sound
David Vranken
Music
Scott Walker
Cast
Bérénice Bejo, Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Liam Cunningham, Yolande Moreau
Producers
Chris Coen (Unanimous Entertainment, GB), Ron Curtis (US), Helena Danielsson (Hepp Film, SE), Istvan Major (Filmteam, HU), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre (MACT Productions, FR)

Production

Unanimous Entertainment
49 Frith Street
London W1D 4SG, Great Britain
info@unanimousentertainment.com
www.unanimousentertainment.com
World Sales

Protagonist Pictures
42-48 Great Portland Street
London W1W 7NB, Great Britain
info@protagonistpictures.com
www.protagonistpictures.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere