‘Childhood of a Leader’ Wins Two Awards at the Venice Film Festival


Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get better, it actually does.  Childhood of a Leader won the “Luigi de Laurentiss” Venice Award for a Debut Film, while the oh so awesome Brady Corbet also won the Best Director Horizons award, presented by famed Director of Philadelphia (to name but one), Jonathan Demme. The Childhood Of A Leader is about the childhood/upbringing of a future Fascist leader during World War I. In addition to Robert Pattinson, who gets top billing of course, the movie also stars Bérénice Bejo, and Liam Cunningham.  The movie was filmed earlier this year in Budapest; and as you can imagine there was a mad dash to have it ready for the Venice Film Festival. The release date is yet to be announced.  We loved Brady’s reaction upon reaching the opium.  He said, “Jesus Christ” and went on to add, “My daughter might look at this in 25 years. I just want to say be patient, be radical, be free.”  Upon receiving his second prize of the night he said, “Celluloid should be a filmmaker’s right, not a privilege.” Once again, Congratulations!