Childhood of a Leader, The

Awards
WINNER - Best Director - TAP Revelation Award - Lisbon & Estoril 2015
WINNER Orizzonti Best Director Award Venice Film Festival 2015
WINNER Best Debut Feature Award Venice Film Festival 2015
Library (World Premiere - Venice 2015 - Orizzonti) / Drama Psychological Thriller / UK / Hungary / France / 116 mins / 2015
Director:
Brady Corbet
Writer:
Brady Corbet, (Simon Killer) Mona Fastvold (The Sleepwalker)
Cast:
Berenice Bejo (The Artist, Populaire)
Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga, The Rover)
Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, High-Rise)
Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Vera, War Horse)
Yolande Moreau (Amelie, Seraphine, Micmacs)
Producers:
Chris Coen (Funny Games, Shadow Dancer)
Ron Curtis
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Helena Danielsson (Beyond)
Istvan Major (Lisa the Foxfairy)
Production Credits:
Unanimous Entertainment / MACT / Filmteam

Winner of two major awards at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson star in this chilling story of the birth of a monster. 

An American family settles into the French countryside at the end of the First World War, where the father (Liam Cunningham) is involved in the peace negotiations around the Treaty of Versailles. His wife (Berenice Bejo) is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant young son, whose willful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making.

Infused with the same sense of dread as The Others and The Omen, The Childhood of a Leader is an ominous portrait of emerging evil. 

About the Director:

Making his film debut as an actor in Catherine Hardwicke's critically-acclaimed movie Thirteen in 2003, the multi-talented Brady Corbet is well-known for his memorable characters on both TV and film (24, Melancholia). 

The Childhood Of A Leader is his first feature film as a director -  and having won two major film awards in Venice, he looks set for a glittering career behind the camera.