Protagonist Pictures have updated their website and have added The Childhood of A Leader to their Market Screening list for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
One of the The Childhood of A Leader producers, Helena Danielsson spoke to Sydsvenskan where she mentioned hopes for the Venice Film Festival and shared a new still from the movie.
Check out the still and a translation of the interview (using Google Translate) below.
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Malmo Producer makes film about the Treaty of Versailles with Robert Pattinson
An English-language feature film with Robert Pattinson is about to end. Soon await the big international film about Greta Garbo. The award-winning film producer Helena Danielsson from Malmö has his eyes fixed far beyond the borders of Sweden.
Helena Danielsson has produced such films as “Svinalängorna”, “A Rational” and “The Hidden Child”. A few weeks ago she came home to Malmö again after making her first English-language feature film in Budapest. A Budapest would imagine Paris in the early 1900s. Behind the movie “The Childhood of a Leader” stands actor Brady Corbet who now makes his directorial debut. Corbet is for certain known from Michael Haneke’s American remake of “Funny Games” and for others from the TV series “24”. And anyone who has seen Ruben Östlund “Tourist” has seen Corbet in a small supporting role.
– It is not easy if you are a young American to make a film that takes place in France in 1919. This is his dream project and is about the diplomatic negotiations after the First World War, says Helena Danielsson, who three years ago was awarded the fine producer price in Prix Eurimages is the European equivalent of the Oscar.
She came in in “The Childhood of a Leader” project when the whole film work had stalled and it was difficult to fix financing. For the major US film studios, the film was too small. And while it is difficult to American director to get financing European film funds. Then came Helena Danielsson’s experience of co-productions and film financing in as a savior.
– It’s a little bit about how to look at problems. I was passionate about the movie and saw that I was able to find ways of financing outside the system. They had to be slick, says Helena Danielsson.
Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” films, Stacy Martin (“Nymphomaniac), Bérénice Bejo (” The Artist) and Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) are some of the stars of the film which is now being cut in Paris. Music Legendary Scott Walker makes the music.
– It is a fantastic mix. We are aiming high and hope that we manage to clear the Venice Film Festival.
UPDATE: Added Irish Independent interview at the bottom of the post.
While doing promotion for Game of Thrones on Irish TV, Liam Cunningham spoke briefly about The Childhood of A Leader and wrapping shooting in Budapest. He also mentioned working with Robert Pattinson & Bérénice Bejo.
Check out the quick video below …….
Liam’s interview with Irish Independent (while still shooting in Budapest) was printed today and he mentioned how Robert Pattinson was a delight to work with (and more)
Here’s the snippet where he mentions Rob…..
The Guardian complied a list of the 30 Films they’d like to see at Cannes this year. One in particular caught our eye and we have to agree it’s one that we would love to see there too.
The Childhood Of A Leader
Brady Corbet’s made a career of being That Guy Who Was Great in That Thing. You half-recognised him in Thirteen, Melancholia or Martha Marcy May Marlene, now – finally – it might be his time to shine. His directorial debut, The Childhood of a Leader, will push many of the selectors’ buttons: it’s arty (based on a Jean-Paul Sartre short story), starry (Robert Pattinson, Bérénice Bejo) and sufficiently Francophile (set in Paris during the first world war, shot in both English and French). Director’s Fortnight at least.
Protagonist Pictures updated the status of The Childhood of A Leader on their website to ‘In Post- Production’ and also added that it’s a Psychological Thriller.
And in case you haven’t seen it before here’s the synopsis of the movie, also from Protagonist Pictures:
This chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century tells the story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mould his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego.
Loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century and 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.”
Producer Chris Coen gave us this first look at the Childhood Of A Leader cast on his instagram today along with the caption “Some of our incredible cast…”
The production company requested that the picture be removed so we have done so but we will have lots more Childhood of A Leader goodies for you in the future!
Chris also shared this great behind the scenes pic from Day 11 of the shoot.
And Editor David Jancso shared this on his twitter
— David Jancso (@jancso) February 13, 2015
First week of shooting is done! Feeling incredibly fortunate to work with such wonderful human beings like Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham & Benerice Bejo!! Above all my dear friends and unbelievable talented director / writer Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold! Quick stop at the Berlinale tomorrow and then right back to wonderful Budapest! Watch out for this film
We are definitely watching out! Robert Pattinson is also heading to Berlinale to promote his film, Life. Click HERE if you’re interested in video of him at Budapest airport earlier today.
Screen Daily is reporting that Yolande Moreau, Sophie Curtis and Liam Cunningham have joined Berenice Bejo, Robert Pattinson & Stacy Martin in The Childhood Of A Leader.