The Childhood of a Leader (2015) *** UK Release Aug. 19, 2016

This unconventional historical drama centers on a seven-year-old boy named Prescott (Tom Sweet), who is forced to travel to Paris in 1918 while his father (Liam Cunningham), an American diplomat, helps negotiate the Treaty of Versailles. Over time, Prescott’s volatile behavior is revealed as a metaphor for the rise of fascism in the early 20th century. Bérénice Bejo co-stars. Directed by Brady Corbet.   Save