Natalie Portman stars as the star born out of her tragic past in Vox Lux. Curzon Artificial Eye Films has released the film’s UK Trailer ahead of it’s release next month.
She plays Celeste a young girl who survives a high school shooting to be transformed into a thriving pop star. After a scandalous even derailed her early career, she makes a comeback amidst the plethora of drugs, booze and toxic relationships.
The film so far received mixed reviews since its Toronto Film Festival premiere.we caught the film at Glasgow Film Festival in March left us divided on what to actually say about the film. We didn’t hate it, we loved Portman’s character on a downward spiral on the verge of a breakdown. We also caught Elizabeth Moss Your Smell which is a film of a musician unravelling this time a Courtney Love Rock star. Different genres and talents but two women on similar destructive paths, perfect films to watch back to back.
In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent high-school shooting. After singing at a memorial service, she transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and 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 and global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, 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.
The film also stars Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, and Raffey Cassidy. With Childhood Of A Leader director Brady Corbett directing with Pop Star SIA and the late Scott Walker providing original music.
Vox Lux will be released in The UK and Ireland from 3rd May in Cinemas and On Demand.