Childhood of a Leader, The

Director: Brady Corbet

Year: 2015

Country: UK, Hungary, France

Running time: 115min

Premiere type: London

Location / Venue: Hackney Picturehouse

Date: 01/07

Time: 6:30 PM

First Feature

What makes a dictator? American indie darling Brady Corbet (Martha, Macy May, Marlene, Simon Killer) makes his directorial debut with a fable of totalitarianism in Childhood of a Leader, a portrait of an American boy living in France whilst his father negotiates the Treaty of Versailles. Inspired by the childhoods of many of the 20th Century’s great dictators, it’s enlivened by an utterly chilling turn from Robert Pattinson and a barmy, overwhelming score by American music legend Scott Walker, elevating a tale of childhood nastiness to an evocation of emerging evil.

Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.

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