Triart Film shared this beautiful new photo of Robert Pattinson from The Childhood of A Leader on their instagram page.
UPDATE: It will show on Thursday 23rd June. Tickets are available HERE.
The Film Stage just announced the line-up for this years BAMcinema Fest. The festival which runs from June 15-26 in New York will host the North American Premiere of The Childhood of A Leader. No details yet of an exact date or who will be in attendance. We’ll update when anymore info is available.
Screendaily announced today that The Childhood of a Leader has been acquired in the UK and Ireland by Metrodome Distribution and is due to release theatrically in August 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome strikes for Venice debut starring Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson.
Metrodome Distribution has acquired Brady Corbet’s mystery-drama The Childhood Of A Leader for all UK and Ireland rights from Protagonist Pictures.
Metrodome is due to release theatrically in August 2016.
The deal was negotiated between George Hamilton for Protagonist Pictures and Giles Edwards, head of acquisitions for Metrodome.
Written by actor-director Corbet (Simon Killer) and Mona Fastvold (The Sleepwalker), the Venice debut stars Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac), Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie).
Producers are Chris Coen (Funny Games), Ron Curtis, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Helena Danielsson and Istvan Major.
In The Childhood Of A Leader 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 (Bérénice Bejo) is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant young son, whose wilful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making.
Edwards described the film as “one of the finest, most compelling and exciting debuts in years.”
The Childhood of A Leader Director Brady Corbet along with cast members attended a screening in Rotterdam last night. The screening which closed the International Film Festival was accompanied live by the Codarts Symphony Orchestra and received a standing ovation from a packed theatre.
Earlier in the week Brady Corbet spoke about what it was like to have the movie screened at the festival, what it was like casting Tom Sweet in his role and lots more. Check out the video interview below.
Brady also recorded a little peek at the orchestra practicing for the performance which was posted to Twitter by David Jancso.
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Pfeffer Attila shared this great new lengthy clip from The Childhood of A Leader featuring Liam Cunningham, Robert Pattinson, Bérénice Bejo & Tom Sweet.
Director Brady Corbet was honoured with the TAP Revelation Award for Best Director for The Childhood Of A Leader at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival.
The TAP Revelation Award distinguishes the film, director or actor that the official selection jury considers to have stood out as a revelation. This year, the jury has given the TAP Revelation Award to a director, Brady Corbet, for his film The Childhood of a Leader. This film, which premiered at the LEFFEST, is a terrifying fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century. The cast includes Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin and Liam Cunningham. Brady Corbet, best known for his work as an actor (Thirteen, Mysterious Skin, Thunderbirds, Funny Games), directed his first feature with The Childhood of a Leader. This film has already won the Best Debut Film and Best Director awards at the 72nd Venice Film festival.
The Childhood of A Leader Director Brady Corbet recently did a Q&A with Variety where he spoke about developing the script for the movie, how he chose his cast, finding the right location to film, his hopes for the movie and more.
If you happen to live in, or near, Pleasantville, New York then there will be a screening of The Childhood of a Leader followed by a Q&A with Brady Corbet this Sunday (25th Oct) at the Jacob Burns Film Center. More details and links to purchase tickets can be found HERE.
Variety: How would you describe your film, “The Childhood of a Leader”?
Brady Corbet: The film is a chronicle of the childhood experiences of a megalomaniac at the end of the first world war. We were not too interested in pointing at specific instances of cause and effect, however, so the film strings together a series of episodes that evoke the possibility of causality but is designed to leave viewers to identify their own prompting factors.
Variety: Is it a script you developed yourself? What was the process?
Corbet: I began writing a version of the script on my own ten years ago. I put it down because I was worried it was “too big” to make as a debut picture. My partner, Mona Fastvold, convinced me to pick it back up and she breathed new life into it. We finished it together
Variety: How did you cast the film?
Corbet: We offered roles to our adult cast members, and held simple auditions (one page of text) for the boys reading for the main role. Des Hamilton and his great team found Tom Sweet and brought him in. Tom was everything we had envisioned and more. He is the film’s greatest triumph.
Variety: How did Robert Pattinson get involved?
Corbet: Robert Pattinson is a friend of ours, and we really have a lot of common interests and tastes. He’s really charismatic, and we thought it would be wonderful to apply that charisma to these very early, seemingly unimportant sequences, and only really by the end of the film do you realise how significant they are.
Variety: Where did you shoot, and what were you looking for, location-wise?
Corbet: The story is mostly set in France but was shot in Hungary at the strong suggestion of our production designer and creative partner Jean-Vincent Puzos. This was not only for tax reasons, which suited the production, but because he knew how extraordinary the crews were there… We were seeking out massive set-pieces with the bones of what we had in mind already in place as we couldn’t afford to build much.
Variety: What are your hopes for the film?
Corbet: Our hopes have already been exceeded in some ways. The prizes for best director and best debut film at Venice have helped very much for the film’s awareness, so now we just hope that audiences continue to keep an open mind to the experience.
Read the Full Q&A over at Variety.com
Fabulous news tonight, Brady Corbet took home 2 awards from the Venice Film Festival for The Childhood of A Leader. He won the Best Director Horizons award and The Childhood Of A Leader won the “Luigi de Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Childhood of a Leader won the “Luigi de Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film on Saturday. Director Brady Corbet also won the Best Director Horizons award, presented by Jonathan Demme.
“I really love you Jonathan Demme. I always have,” he told the Horizons jury president.
Robert Pattinson and Stacy Martin star in the historical drama, which details the childhood of a fascist leader during World War I.
Director-writer Brady Corbet flew in from upstate New York the day before to receive his prize. He was shocked to receive the prize, saying that he remembered questioning his family’s future when they were trying to put the film together, wary of whether or not it would turn out.
“My daughter might look at this in 25 years. I just want to say be patient, be radical, be free,” said Corbet on accepting the prize.
The film was the only film In Venice shown on 35mm. “Celluloid should be a filmmaker’s right, not a privilege,” said Corbet upon receiving his second prize of the night.
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