The Childhood of a Leader
Director: Brady Corbet
Cast: Liam Cunningham, Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country of Origin: UK, Hungary, France 2015 115 mins.
Released by Metrodome
Winner of two major awards at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson star in this chilling story of the birth of a monster.
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 (Berenice Bejo) is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant young son, whose willful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making.
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. Protagonist Pictures.