Circling the festival circuit and next to be seen at the Melbourne International Film Festival is the directorial debut for actor Brady Corbet (Mysterious Skin, Simon Killer) – The Childhood of a Leader. In this clip (Via The Playlist) we see Robert Pattinson’s character talk of the demise of Pontius Pilate.
Our Stephen caught up with the film at Sydney Film Festival earlier this year and was floored by it. You can read his 4.5 star review here.
Synopsis: An American family settles into the French countryside at the end of the First World War, where the father is involved in the peace negotiations around the Treaty of Versailles. His wife is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant son, whose willful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making. Loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century, The Childhood of a Leader is an ominous portrait of emerging evil.
Here’s the trailer: