From Black Swan to Jackie, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman has exceeded at playing broken women; women on the verge. But get ready for an even wilder version of what you’ve seen before.
Vox Lux begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe — while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.
Written and directed by Brady Corbet (Childhood of a Leader) and with original songs by Sia, Vox Lux also stars Academy Award nominee Jude Law.
NEON will release Vox Lux in NY and LA on December 7, 2018 and expand nationwide December 14, 2018.
Check out the trailer below (with a nifty quote from AW’s Rubin Safaya via Cinemalogue)