Vox Lux (2018)

Vox Lux (2018)

Rating: 6/10 from 12,491 users
Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Drama / Music | 2018 | 20 Dec 2018 (Kuwait)

Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop super stardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017. In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled Vox Lux, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame in the Age of Terror. In Brady Corbet's second feature, following his 2015 breakout debut The Childhood of a Leader - winner of the Best Director and Best Debut Film prizes at the Venice Film Festival - Celeste becomes a symbol of the cult of celebrity and the media machine in all its guts, grit and glory. Featuring original songs by Sia, an original score by Scott Walker, and a transcendent performance by Natalie Portman, personifying and pummeling the zeitgeist, Vox Lux is an origin story about the forces that shape us, as individuals, nations, and gods.

Vox Lux

Director: Brady Corbet

Writer: Brady Corbet / Mona Fastvold

Company: Bold Films

Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations.

Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1 (some scenes)

Country: United States

Creator: n/A

Location: New York City, New York, USA


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: n/A

Tagline: A Twenty-First Century Portrait

User Review: 174

Writer: Brady Corbet / Mona Fastvold

Cast: Natalie Portman / Jude Law / Stacy Martin / Jennifer Ehle / Raffey Cassidy / Christopher Abbott / Logan Riley Bruner / Maria Dizzia / Meg Gibson / Daniel London / Sahr Ngaujah / Micheál Richardson / Matt Servitto / Leslie Silva / Allison Winn / Max Born / Nikki Brower / Fred Hechinger / Sasha Eden / Dejay Roestenberg / Antonio Ortiz / Angel Dillemuth / Ben Rezendes / Christopher Dylan White / Lya Yanne / Alexa Marcigliano / David Cale / Anna Mikami / Erik King / Nastasha Strang / Jason Ng / Jesse Marchant / Henry Storrs / Stephen Izzi / Sophie Lane Curtis / Anthony Mazza / Scott Burik / Celia Rowlson-Hall / Kathryn Avery / Mariusz Kubicki / Madeleine Plener / Elizabeth Chestang / Nitasha Bhambree / Jordan Friedman / Deijah Robinson / Adam Wood / Maceo Oliver / Aaliyah Murphy / Stephen A. Pope / Mona Fastvold / Amandy Fernandez / Aaron Vexler / Susanna Guzman / Nella Cole / Luis Moco / Andy Lucien / Najla Gilliam / Jenna Hellmuth / Chelsea Thedinga / Willem Dafoe / Chris Banks / Valentina Filina / Sean Grady / Emma Kathryn / Jeanmarie Lally / Jennifer McEneaney / Christopher McLinden / Annie Pisapia / Natasha Romanova / Gabriel Schwartz / Lourdes Severny / Candace Smith / Chuck Taber / Dante Zuccaro

Language: English / Croatian / Chinese