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The Childhood of a Leader

 
NY PREMIERE
 
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
  • 7PM
 
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RUN TIME: 115min
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+  Q&A with Brady Corbet
 
 
 
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Directed by Brady Corbet

With Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau, Robert Pattinson, Tom Sweet

“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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This screening will feature a Q&A with director Brady Corbet.

 
 
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