After premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September, the world is finally getting its first look at Vox Lux, a music drama film starring Natalie Portman as Celeste, a pop star looking to make a comeback.
Judging from the trailer, Portman is giving one of the best performances of her career, playing a range from the confident pop star to a woman frustrated by the complications of being a celebrity. There are shots of concerts, backstage drama and several scenes that look at how being a celebrity can change a person over time. This looks to be one of the best films of the year. What did you think of the trailer for Vox Lux?
VOX LUX, A 20th Century Portrait, begins in 1999 when 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 talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste’s meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently 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 almost 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.
Vox Lux comes to theaters on December 7, 2018.