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The Childhood of a Leader – exclusive clip

August 12, 2016

Film + EntertainmentFirst Look | by Dominic Preston


The Childhood of a Leader is a curious one. The directorial debut of acclaimed actor Brady Corbet, it details the post-WWI childhood of a fictionalized future European dictator, using the backdrop of the Versailles Treaty to explore both family dynamics and the nature of power. It’s all driven by a powerhouse performance from newcomer Tom Sweet as the central child,  even managing to overshadow the likes of Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, and Bérénice Bejo.

The Childhood of a Leader arrives in UK cinemas on August 19th, but until then you can get a taste of Sweet in action in Candid’s exclusive clip from the film, right here: