The official Twitter page for the Venice Film Festival confirmed today that Robert Pattinson would be on the Red Carpet for the premiere of The Childhood of A Leader and also announced that tickets were now available to purchase HERE. No word yet on who else from the movie will be making an appearance but we will update as soon as it’s announced.
— Biennale di Venezia (@la_Biennale) August 25, 2015
“Robert Pattinson on the red carpet for #Orizzonti THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER Brady Corbet”
We recently told you that The Childhood of A Leader would premiere at the Venice Film Festival and today the Festival Schedule was released. The Childhood of A Leader has 2 screenings at the Festival. No word yet on who’s attending but we’ll update if and when we hear anything!
It will screen on Saturday, Sept 5th 2:30pm and Sunday, Sept 6th 1:15pm.
This years Venice Film Festival Line up was announced at a Press Conference this morning and an Italian movie site LinkinMovies.it tweeted the pic below from the programme which lists The Childhood of a Leader under the ‘Horizons’ section.
The full Horizons/ Orizzonti line up can be seen HERE on the official Venice Website.
This is what the official site says about the Horizons section of the festival (Translated using google translate):
“The international competition for a maximum of 20 films , dedicated to films that are representative of new trends in world cinema aesthetic and expressive , with a focus on the beginnings , emerging authors and not yet fully established , films from smaller , lesser-known , but also works that measure up genres and current production with intent innovation and creative originality . Within the Horizons section it houses a competitive selection of short films up to 20 minutes, chosen according to criteria of quality and originality linguistic expression. Are eligible for selection only feature films and short films presented at the show premiered .”
The 72nd Venice International Film Festival takes place Sept. 2-12.
We’ll update with anymore news/info as it comes out.
The Childhood of a Leader director, Brady Corbet, attended a Kenzo-hosted premiere for a short film by Gregg Araki in Paris on Friday, July 3rd. WWD was able to snag some quotes about TCOAL and a picture of Corbet.
Excerpt from Women’s Wear Daily:
As guests gathered to watch the film on a giant screen, Araki chatted up a storm with Brady Corbet, who is putting the finishing touches to his directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader,” starring Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin and Bérénice Bejo. Before anyone asks, the feature is not about Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini.
“The entire film is a kind of fable set around the weaknesses of the Treaty of Versailles, which is a very particular subject. But the film takes a lot of poetic license. It starts off in a place that is very correct and accurate in terms of the history, and then at a certain point, decisively takes a dive into a virtual history,” he explained.
“It’s a very, very ambitious art project and so everything that’s great about it is also what’s been very painful to make happen,” Corbet added, noting that the movie features a grand orchestral score by musician Scott Walker and should be ready by the end of the year.
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.”