This gorgeous new still from The Childhood of A Leader with Robert Pattinson is featured on the Protagonist Pictures website.
At The Childhood of A Leader Party at the Venice Film Festival, Brady Corbet, Bérénice Bejo & Stacy Martin spoke about working on the movie.
The Childhood of A Leader had it’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival today. Before the screening of the movie the TCOAL gang took part in a Press Conference and a Photoshoot.
As soon as video of the Press Conference becomes available we’ll pop it up, but for now we have these great pics from the photocall featuring Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold, Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin & Tom Sweet.
In combination with British DoP Lol Crawley’s atmospheric 35mm photography and Corbet’s assured direction of an excellent cast, it makes for an edgy, poetic mix with the dramatic potency of a good nightmare.
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The Childhood of a Leader is a dark, enigmatic piece of work that hovers between visionary greatness and petty domestic triviality. Corbet’s inaugural stint behind the camera marks a stunning debut and the finest film at Venice thus far.
Corbet never turns the film into a game of ‘connect the dots until future leader appears.’ It’s more akin to a sensorial overload, blurring the lines of cause and effect, and as such it is gleefully effective. There are shades of Haneke and Von Trier (Corbet worked with both as an actor) in its willingness to antagonize the viewer, as well as a fondness for the formalism of times past.
What could very easily be received as an irritating, pretentious feature debut is actually a display of controlled madness full of astute touches, like the use of Robert Pattinson’s persona in the few scenes he’s in.
Though Corbet regularly cites eastern European cinema in his interests, his debut has much more of traditional European feel; indeed it may seem like unfeasibly high praise but there are echoes of the masters (Luchino Visconti, notably) in Lol Crawley’s superb 35mm cinematography.
A brilliant framing device involving a stunning orchestral score by, of all people, Scott Walker gives the film a nerve-wracking urgency. The ending is a what-the-hell talking point for sure, but there are ideas and provocations here that will ensure Corbet’s film lives a long if not especially commercial life.
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”
As the premiere of The Childhood of a Leader at the Venice Film Festival draws closer more stills from the movie have been popping up online.
This time this gorgeous new still with Bérénice Bejo was featured on the TrovaCinema site. They also shared a wider version of the new still that we saw yesterday.
As you know The Childhood Of A Leader will be premiering at the Venice Film Festival this year (screening times and details HERE). And now the Venice Film Festival site have shared this great new still from the movie.
“This chilling tale tells the story of an American boy living in France in 1918. His father works for the American government on the realization of the Treaty of Versailles. Being witness of such an historical moment helps him modeling his beliefs and developing a terrifying ego. Loosely based on the possible childhoods of many great dictators in the twentieth century, The Childhood of a Leader is an unsettling portrait of emerging evil.”
Added better quality version of the still thanks to Mona Fastvold