After a long and winding trek, the long awaited Australian release of Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood of a Leader will happen from May 11, 2017 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Being a lover of all things provocative cinema, cinema that makes you think, cinema that makes you talk, your old LDU mate Aza bit the bullet, setup a company and nabbed the film to release here.
Starring Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Stacey Roberts, and Robert Pattinson (R-Patz), this post WWI pyschological study played the festival circuit in 2016 to great acclaim.
Synopsis: 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.
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER releases on 11 MAY, 2017 at the AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE through IN CHARACTER/OFF TOPIC ENTERTAINMENT