The Childhood of a Leader
- UK / France / Hungary
- 1h 58min
- Directed by: Brady Corbet
- Cast: Berenice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Tom Sweet, Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin
- UK release: 19 August 2016
An American diplomat (Cunningham) and his European wife (Bejo), living in France in 1919 for the Versailles negotiations, have a pretty son (Sweet) who develops into a horribly spoiled brat. Ambitious and well-crafted but pretentious and narratively unconvincing fable from actor-turned-director Corbet.
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The Childhood of a Leader15 Aug 2016
Beautifully shot if narratively underwhelming look at the early years of a fascist leader
There was a lot of heated discussion at at last year's Venice Film Festival about this ambitious directorial debut from actor turned filmmaker Brady Corbet (who co-wrote with his partner Mona Fastvold), a dread-laden fable of a spoilt brat who grows up…
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