ACMI presents

The Childhood of a Leader

PG Mild themes, sex, nudity and course language Scroll to content

“What an exciting debut ”

Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, this chilling fable follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him.

It's a monstrous coming of age story that ominously parallels the rising tide of fascism in Europe, and reaches fever-pitch delirium thanks to a thunderous orchestral score by composer Scott Walker.

Robert Pattinson and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) headline this dark, domestic nightmare.