THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER
Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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1918, the end of WW I. Seven-year-old Prescott has just moved to France from the United States with his parents. While his diplomat father is there to attend the Versailles Treaty negotiations, young Prescott displays disturbing and destructive behavior... Brady Corbet’s debut, loosely based on the story by Sartre, won the Orizzonti Prize in Venice for Best Director. Stunning imagery and a European all-star cast!

tags: History, Childhood, Literature, Politics, Feature film

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Tom Sweet

Credits

Screenplay: Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold

Director of Photography: Lol Crawley

Film Editor: David Jansco

Composer: Scott Walker

Production Designer: Jean-Vincent Puzos

Costume Design: Andrea Flesch

Sound: David Gerain, Simon Jamart

Producer: Chris Coen, Ron Curtis, Antoine Cleremont-Tonnerre, Helena Danielsson, Istvan Major

Co-Producer: Genevieve Lemal

Production Company: Unanimous Entertainment

Co-Production Company: MACT Production s, Filmteam KFT

World Sales: Protagonist Pictures

Director: Brady Corbet

biography

Brady Corbet was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1988. He started working as a child actor when he was twelve, appearing in THIRTEEN and the series 24. He played the psychopath Peter in the U.S. remake of Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES, followed by roles in films by Lars von Trier and Noah Baumbach. Corbet wrote the scripts for THE SLEEPWALKER (2014) and his directing debut THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (2015) with his girlfriend Mona Fastvold.