The Childhood of a Leader

Inspired by both history and the literary canon, this atmospheric, chilling fable illustrates the birth of a ghastly young ego on the eve of Fascism's rise. The Boy lives with the Mother and Father in a mansion in France of 1918. The Father works for the American government, preparing the Treaty of Versailles, and the Boy witnesses and mysteriously triggers twists in the history of the 20th century, all related to his defiance against authority.
Director: Brady Corbet
Screenplay: Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold
Director of Photography: Lol Crawley
Editor: Dávid Jancsó
Music: Scott Walker
Producer: Chris Coen, Ron Curtis, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Helena Danielsson, István Major
Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Original title: The Childhood of a Leader
Country: France, Hungary, United Kingdom
Year of production: 2015
Length (min): 116
Language: English, French
Subtitles: Czech
Section: Nová Evropa

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