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The Childhood of a LeaderLoosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century, the film is a chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Childhood of a Leader"Brady CorbetBirthdate: 17 August 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Creators of "The Childhood of a Leader"Brady CorbetBirthdate: 17 August 1988, Scottsdale, Arizona, USAMona FastvoldBirthdate: 7 March 1986, Oslo, Norway
Critic Reviews of "The Childhood of a Leader"Time OutAugust 15, 2016
This is not always a subtle film, but its spooky mood leaves a strong impression.Los Angeles TimesJuly 28, 2016
This is a director's showcase and Corbet, with the support of a superb tech team (especially composer Scott Walker) impresses and fascinates.New York ObserverJuly 28, 2016
The Childhood of a Leader is a dark and creepy work, flawed but ambitious and well worth seeing.AV ClubJuly 22, 2016
Studious in its homages to somber masters past and present, The Childhood Of A Leader pulls out intriguing moments whenever it threatens to turn repetitious.Village VoiceJuly 22, 2016
All dread all the time, and rich enough in mood that you may be inclined to forgive the familiarity of its narrative trajectory and anchoring psychology.RogerEbert.comJuly 22, 2016
That it has the courage of cryptic-ness, and leaves sympathetic viewers intrigued long after its final images have faded, is enough to mark The Childhood of a Leader as an uncommonly promising debut.Concrete PlaygroundMay 14, 2017
Demands that kind of close attention, and rewards it as well.The Sunday AgeMay 09, 2017
Sudden lens strobe and Scott Walker's sawing score connect the character to the tumult of 20th century Europe, suggesting the child is its destructive heir, and the film climaxes with a remarkable final sequenceThe AustralianMarch 17, 2017
The problem with the film is that it promises more than it delivers.FILMINK (Australia)January 30, 2017
...this is an odd, slow moving and only partly successful film.Film Ireland MagazineDecember 14, 2016
Corbet draws an incredible performance out of young debutant Tom Sweet. This is not a one-dimensional or one-note depiction of a misbehaving child but rather a tremendously nuanced turn.Times (UK)October 10, 2016
The Childhood of a Leader signals a fascinating new talent in art cinema: the actor Brady Corbet.
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