WHO’S IN IT?

Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Stacy Martin (Tale of Tales), Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Tom Sweet (film debut), Yolande Moreau (Séraphine), Jacques Boudet (Nikita), Michel Subor (Topaz), Sophie Curtis (Arbitrage), Patrick McCullough (Slider), Michael Epp (Hey Diddle Diddle)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Brady Corbet (film debut), director, writer, producer; Mona Fastvold (The Sleepwalker), writer; Chris Coen (Funny Games), Helena Danielsson (Beyond), Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Syrian Bride) and István Major (Black Brush), producers; Scott Walker (Pola X), composer; Lol Crawley (45 Years), cinematographer; Dávid Jancsó (Delta), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1918, a young American boy named Prescott (Sweet) grows up in France where he witnesses the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, shortly after the end of the First World War. The historical event, as well as his troubled relationship with his mother (Bejo) and father (Cunningham), shape his beliefs and produces a terrifying ego that continues to grow as he becomes older, when he becomes the leader of a fascist government…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The Childhood of a Leader is a fictional amalgamation of several totalitarian figures in the early 20th century, resulting in a dangerous and frightening reflection of true evil in its most human form.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST 2016