The Childhood of a Leader

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'The Childhood of a Leader' is in cinemas in the UK and Ireland since August 19, 2016

 

 

August 28, 2016

 

Official Japanese poster

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August 28, 2016

 

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August 16, 2016

 

Little White Lies - Aug/Sept 2016

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August 15, 2016

 

Interview with Brady Corbet

HeyUGuys - August 15, 2016:

Exclusive:
Brady Corbet on Childhood of a Leader and collaborating with Robert Pattinson

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August 15, 2016

 

The Guardian - August 15, 2016:

The Childhood Of A Leader: what an indie film tells us about the roots of fascism

Brady Corbet’s directorial debut takes a chilling look at the DNA of a megalomaniac.

No Rob mention, but an interesting read anyway.

 


 

August 14, 2016

 

New Interview

 The Sunday Times - August 14, 2016

Robert Pattinson and Brady Corbet: Brothers in arms

The Twilight star and his director, an old pal, on their challenging new film — an intelligent movie that goes against the grain in modern Hollywood

Click here to read the interview.

 

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August 12, 2016

 

New trailer clip:
Watch on YouTube !

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August 12, 2016

 

HEAD STUFF: Film Round-Up | What Hidden Gems are Still to Come in 2016

The Childhood of a Leader is being hailed by critics as a wildly ambitious and ingenious debut, balancing political satire with ominous dread and art-house horror effectively. Having worked with some of today’s most acclaimed directors (Haneke with Funny Games, Lars Von Trier with Melancholia), that talent appears to have rubbed off on the 27-year-old Corbet. The film’s treatise on the birth of fascism and its “dispassionate view of human nature” have drawn comparisons to Haneke’s The White Ribbon but with a more lavish setting and a greater horror influence. It sounds like an absolutely insane blend of influences and with a terrific international cast – Oscar-nominee Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Ireland’s own Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Nymphomaniac’s Stacy Martin and Robert Pattinson (The Rover) – it could be the ART-HOUSE MOVIE OF THE YEAR!

Release Date: The film opens on August 19th in the UK/Ireland but the IFI will host a special preview screening on the 18th followed by a Q&A with actor Liam Cunningham.

HeadStuff

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July 31, 2016

 

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July 16, 2016

 

'The Childhood of a Leader' will have a sneak preview with director Brady Corbet attending at the IFC Center in New York on July 20, 2016.

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July 15, 2016

 

UK Official Poster
as posted by producer Chris Coen on Instagram

The release date of the movie in cinemas in the UK and Ireland is August 19, 2016.

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July 15, 2016

 

new still

 


 

July 12, 2016

 

Charles Marker - new edits

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July 12, 2016

 

The Childhood of a Leader - new stills
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July 12, 2016

 

New BTS picture The Childhood of a Leader - Rob as Charles Marker, Brady Corbet, his wife Mona Fastvold and the cast.
Posted by Chris Coen, the movie’s producer, on Instagram.

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July 10, 2016

 

Charles Marker - new edits

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July 8, 2016

 

new still cropped by
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July 8, 2016

 

Vanity Fair - August 2016

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July 8, 2016

 

Watch the second Official Trailer
on YOUTUBE

 


 

July 8, 2016

 

posted July 2nd, 2016:

RPWorldWide Blog attended the East End Film Festival screening of THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER in London UK. They interviewed Tom Sweet who plays Prescott in the movie and he mentioned Rob.

And what can you tell us about Robert Pattinson because you’ve played with him a bit…

Tom: "Yeah. I mean, Rob was great. I mean he is a very funny guy. He was there the first week. And he was always happy and one of the familiar faces and he is such a great actor. I just mean, he is great."

Video and full interview at
Robert Pattinson Worldwide

 


 

June 16, 2016

 

Official US poster

'The Childhood of a Leader'
will open in the US on July 22, 2016
according to The Playlist and Filmstage.

 


 

June 16, 2016

 

Sydney Film Festival - June 8-19, 2016:

 

The Childhood of a Leader:
First reviews from the audience

June 14, 2016

Today THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER premiered in AUSTRALIA at the SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2016. We found some wonderful comments/reviews on Twitter that were posted after this first screening that we would like to share with you. Great read! #ProudFans

Glen Falkenstein: “Best score I’ve heard in ages #thechildhoodofaleader #sydfilmfest great performance from #RobertPattinson could have used more screen time.”

Conor Bateman: “THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER was a very strange delight. Narratively sparse, all tone and mood. Much to unpack. #SydFilmFest.”

Sam McCosh: “THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER was a complete surprise. What a strange, interesting beast. Stylised, precision film making. I dug it #SydFilmFest.”

Felix’s Garbage Son: “THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER is the best film of the fest so far. Fark that score #sydfilmfest. It’s audacious and the final sequence exhilarating.”

Andrew Buckle: “CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER: Brady Corbet has worked with the world’s best directors- this is a film to rival them. A strange, mesmerizing assault. Going to take a while to shake CHILDHOOD - looks incredible, that score was a hard punch to the face. Best Director at Venice, yep dig it. Wishing I was watching CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER again.”

Sydney RobFan: “#TheChildhoodofaLeader was fabulous and mesmerising movie. Plus the music really helped set the scenes. Rob was fab, but needed more scenes.”

FalkenScreen: “My #TheChildhoodofaleader review- Scott Walker’s score A++ #RobertPattinson stellar but sadly underused. Robert Pattinson pops his head in occasionally in a markedly proficient turn which should have merited him more screen time. A shame.”

Sources: Glen Falkenstein - Conor Bateman - Sam McCosh - Felix’s Garbage Son - Andrew Buckle - Andrew Buckle 2 - Sydney RobFan - FalkenScreen

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June 16, 2016

 

The Childhood of a Leader

12 Must-See Films at BAMCinemaFest 2016

This month, Brooklyn plays home to BAMCinemaFest, featuring some festival favorites and some brand-new standouts. Here’s the best of what’s on offer.

The Childhood of a Leader

Brady Corbet has been one of the most reliable supporting actors in films like “Funny Games,” “Force Majeure,” “Clouds of Sils Maria” and more, and he even broke through as a lead in the great indie “Simon Killer,” but it turns out Corbet’s real skills are behind the camera. In his directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader,” the actor creates an unnerving period psychodrama that evokes shades of “The Omen” by way of Hitchcock. Set in Europe after WWI, the movie follows a young boy as he develops a terrifying ego after witnessing the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. Cast members Robert Pattinson and Berenice Bejo deliver reliably strong turns, but it’s Corbet’s impressive control that makes the film a tightly-wound skin-crawler. His ambition is alive in every frame and detail, resulting in a commanding debut that announces him as a major filmmaker to watch.

Indiewire

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June 4, 2016

 

'The Childhood of a Leader'
fan made poster

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May 27, 2016

 

Charles Marker Edits

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May 27, 2016

 

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May 27, 2016

 

The Childhood of a Leader featuring Robert Pattinson will appear at several festivals in the next few weeks.

Bildrausch Film Festival, (Switzerland) (Official Competition) – 26 May 2016

Champs-Élysées Film Festival, (Paris) – 7-14 June 2016 Brady Corbet Guest of Honour & Master Class – #TCOAL included in Brady Corbet’s Carte Blanche – 9 June 2016 at 8.45pm

BAMCinemaFest, (Brooklyn, New York) (Distributor: Sundance Select) – 23 June 2016 (North American Premiere)

Sydney Film Festival, (Official Competition) – 14 & 15 June 2016

East End Film Festival, (UK) (Official Competition) – 1 July 2016

Awards

Venice Film Festival 2015:

Luigi De Laurentiis Award: Best Debut Film – WON

Orizzonti (Horizons) Award: Best Director – WON

Lisbon & Estorial Film Festival 2015:

Tap Revelation Award: Best Director – WON

35th Istanbul Film Festival 2016:

Golden Tulip: Special Jury Prize: – Best Film

Thanks a lot to RPAustralia for the great research !

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May 16, 2016

 

BAM Cinema FEST 2016:

The Childhood of a Leader
New York Premiere


Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7 PM
@BAM Rose Cinemas/Peter Sharp Building

Running Time: 115 min

"Corbet has developed an arresting style of expression... equally in thrall to a century-spanning bevy of past masters, from Orson Welles to Raul Ruiz." —Variety

Independent film mainstay Brady Corbet ('Mysterious Skin', 'Martha Marcy May Marlene') delivers one of the most audacious directorial debuts of the year (winning two major awards at the Venice Film Festival) with this allegory of totalitarianism in the wake of World War I. Loosely inspired by the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre and Margaret MacMillan, 'The Childhood of a Leader' is a nightmarish coming-of-age tale charting the early stirrings of despotism in a French choirboy (chillingly assured newcomer Tom Sweet), whose father is a high-ranking diplomat assisting President Woodrow Wilson in the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Corbet’s ambitious reflection on the dark forces of history features a special appearance by Robert Pattinson and a thunderous orchestral score by avant-garde icon Scott Walker. A Sundance Selects release.

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May 16, 2016

 

Robert as Charles Marker

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May 16, 2016

 

New trailer for The Childhood of a Leader.

Featuring Robert Pattinson, Tom Sweet, Liam Cunningham and Bernice Bejo.

TRAILER

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May 16, 2016

 

Director Brady Corbet talks to DN KULTUR about his movie 'The Childhood of a Leader'

“I want to make mad, raw and beautiful films”

My film is totally related to “The White Ribbon”. The first seed for the film was sown too when I was working with Michael on “Funny Games”. During filming, he talked about how “The White Ribbon” was inspired by Volker Schlöndorffs “The young Törless” by Robert Musil’s novel - one of the best movies ever made!

Corbets other major source of inspiration was Margaret MacMillan’s “Paris 1919: Six months that changed the world,” which is about the fateful Treaty of Versailles after the First World War.

Corbet: A fantastic and horrific book that haunted me for years. Unfortunately fuckade peace treaty in Paris the entire Middle East, and anything else big time. Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau did a very bad job - we have not come very far in 100 years. Of course, my film a comment about what is happening in Europe and the United States today. About how everything repeats itself - the wars and misery - there is not much difference between the refugees in the old archives images and those we see today in the news. My only focus was to depict a series of power struggles in this neurotic home - between the different characters on different levels. How something like an invisible poison spread through the house, the boy is affected by the atmosphere in the house and how they are affected by his behavior.

His meager budget was only five million dollars, even though the movie looks more expensive than it is. The stage design is meticulously carried out to the smallest detail. To get the right kind of creaky floor was built in several layers. The wall was painted many times to get different hues in various scenes were filmed on 35 mm film in low light.

Corbet: Anything to get that raw, gritty feeling of something alive - but it would feel bohemian chic Urban Outfitters, haha. I am very fond of Ermanno Olmi’s “Trädskoträdet” that only works with clay and wheelbarrows without any design.

If the set design is toned down and minimalist, Scott Walker soundtrack to the film the more vocal and expressionistic. The chaotic and nervy symphonic score cost over a million recorded in three hours with the help of 80 symphony musicians in London.

Corbet: Scott Walker is my hero - his music was an inspiration for the film. Scott is an expressionist artist, a maximalist whose music album is extremely addictive. I played a lot of avant-garde composers of the 1900s. Then he had a free hand to create the music he wanted. His music is so demanding that you can not hide it. It is not well integrated but lies there on top of everything. I did not want it to manipulate in any way. We also mixed the Dolby standard, which makes it sounds fucking loud!

Corbet: I could blindfoldedly make a traditional narrative film, it’s so ridiculously simple. But I would rather see a crazy and beautiful film with the shortcomings of Leos Carax than even a mediocre Hollywood film. There is too much movies where two people are sitting on a sofa and talking about their fucking relationship for two hours. Film is in real trouble. I am also a little disappointed in the crowd who says they do not have time to watch movies while they can stretch watch an entire weekend on a totally harmless detective series. It’s crazy. And such a brilliant director like David Fincher dedicated to making a rubbish movie like “Gone Girl”.

DN Kultur

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May 16, 2016

 

The Childhood of a Leader

New stills
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May 12, 2016

 

The Childhood of a Leader

new still

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May 12, 2016

 

The Childhood of a Leader, starring Robert Pattinson, will have its American première at the BAMcinema Festival during the week of June 15-26 in New York city.

The Childhood of a Leader (Brady Corbet, director) North American Premiere

Independent film mainstay Brady Corbet (Mysterious Skin, Martha Marcy May Marlene) delivers one of the most audacious directorial debuts of the year (winning two major awards at the Venice Film Festival) with this allegory of totalitarianism in the wake of World War I.

Loosely inspired by the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre and Margaret MacMillan, The Childhood of a Leader is a nightmarish coming-of-age tale charting the early stirrings of despotism in a French choirboy (chillingly assured newcomer Tom Sweet), whose father is a high-ranking diplomat assisting President Woodrow Wilson in the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Corbet’s ambitious reflection on the dark forces of history features a special appearance by Robert Pattinson and a thunderous orchestral score by avant-garde icon Scott Walker. A Sundance Selects release.

Bam Cinema Fest

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May 12, 2016

 

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May 11, 2016

 

The Sydney Film Festival announced today that The Childhood of a Leader would be in competition on June 14th, and requested that Robert Pattinson’s fans try not to crash their site again this year (as they did the day The Rover’s participation was announced in 2014).

Childhood of a Leader

"Winner of Best Debut Feature and Orizzonti Best Director awards at Venice, this stylish and uncompromising historical drama stars Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo, and Robert Pattinson."

Sydney Film Festival

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February 8, 2016

 

'The Childhood of a Leader'
closes the Rotterdam Film Festival

The Childhood of a Leader had the honor of closing the International Film Festival Rotterdam last night (Feb.6), with a special performance of the score (by) a 70-piece orchestra. The film received a standing ovation, and the director (an old friend of Rob’s), spoke with one of Rob’s fan sites.

Brady could hardly be more gracious or humble. It’s easy to see why Rob wanted to work with him and help make his dream film come to fruition. The film left the Venice Film Festival with 2 Golden Lions, for best director and best debut film, and has been met with much critical success.

Laura, from Robert Pattinson Wordwide, caught up with him following the screening at the IFFR last night, and asked him if there was anything he’d like to say to Rob'sfans.

Brady: “I actually sent a video to Robert earlier of the orchestra rehearsing. He’s shooting right now, and so is Bernice Bejo, so they couldn’t be here. But they’re here with me in spirit.”

What was it like to see the film completed?

Brady: “It was very moving. Very, very moving. I mean, this film fell apart a lot of times and to see it not only cross the finish line, but then in such a fashion as this is amazing.”

Did the film turn out as you expected?

Brady: "It actually is. It actually is what I expected, which I never thought I’d be able to say. It’s not based on the Satre book, it’s referenced to it. No, it was just to sort of give it a certain context that I liked. I love the short story, it’s amazing.”

RPWW Brady Corbet Exclusive Video

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September 2015:
Director Brady Corbet
talks to Writer's Guild of Italy

September 2015:
'The Childhood of a Leader' wins
'Luigi de Laurentiis Award
for a Future Film'
at Venice Film Festival
and Brady Corbet is honored
with an award as Best Director

July 29, 2015:
'The Childhood of a Leader'
will have its World Premiere
at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

July 5, 2015:
"COAL should be ready
by the end of the year"

June 10, 2015:
Film score is
currently being recorded

May 21st, 2015:
First Screening

 

Feb, 21st 2015:

Filming completed
Movie is in post-production.

February 3, 2015
Filming has begun in Budapest.

Indiewire:
Director Brady Corbet talks
about his upcoming project
starring Robert Pattinson

- Nov 21, 2014

'The Childhood of a Leader'
set to start filming in January 2015

- Oct 13, 2014

 

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