The little boy who grew up to be a fascist

Galway Film Society to screen The Childhood Of A Leader

THE CHILDHOOD Of A Leader, a film starring Irish actor Liam Cunningham, and featuring music by Scott Walker, will be screened next weekend by the Galway Film Society.

The film, which won the Luigi De Laurentiis Award and the Best Director award at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, will be screened this Sunday at 8pm.

In 1918, a US diplomat (Cunningham ) is in France for the Treaty of Versailles negotiations. His wife (Bérénice Bejo ) is alarmed by their son's (Tom Sweets ) increasingly destructive behaviour. Divided into three chapters, each dealing with the aggressive and manipulative tantrums of the boy, the film is a study of processes that suggest the development of a fascist future.

Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or


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