Robert Pattinson’s “The Childhood Of A Leader” Wins Best Debut And Best Director At Venice Film Festival

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Childhood Of A Leader Wins Venice Film Festival

By Shari Weiss |

Childhood Of A Leader Wins Venice Film Festival

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The Childhood Of A Leader, starring Robert Pattinson, won Best Debut at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, in addition to Best Director.

Director Brady Corbet was on hand to accept the honors. The filmmaker was pleasantly shocked to be receiving the distinctions for his first feature film. The movie premiered in-competition at Venice exactly one week ago.

The Childhood Of A Leader is about the childhood of a future Fascist leader during World War I. In addition to Pattinson, who gets top billing, Bérénice Bejo also stars. Production took place earlier this year, with a quick turn-around time to have it ready for the Venice Film Festival. The film does not yet have a release date for theaters.

As Gossip Cop reported, Pattinson was unfortunately unable to attend the world premiere last Saturday, despite previously planning to go. The New York Post false claimed the actor backed out because ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart would also be in Venice for the world premiere of Equals. Gossip Cop exclusively busted the report, as Pattinson’s absence had absolutely nothing to do with Stewart.

Pattinson has been in Belfast filming The Lost World Of Z, a commitment that also forced him to miss the Deauville American Film Festival, where he was to be given an achievement award. TELL US: What do you think of Corbet and Pattinson’s collaboration earning the director two awards at the Venice Film Festival?


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