The sumptuous, satirical Vox Lux follows young Celeste as her life changes radically following a violent incident at school. Although she suffers physically and emotionally, this is also an opportunity. The song she writes inspired by the shooting becomes a hit – the start of a successful singing career. 

Vox Lux is not just about Celeste (played by both Raffey Cassidy and Natalie Portman), but also about the radical, violent changes in American society, with Columbine and 9/11 as the low points. Influenced by fear and fame, Celeste becomes a cynical superstar. Director Brady Corbet uses Willem Dafoe’s voice-over and Sia’s music to critically analyse Western culture, in which emotions and talent have been replaced by ostentation and empty success.

Filmmaker
Brady Corbet
Country
USA
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
112’
Language
English
Producer
Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Andrew Lauren, D.J. Gugenheim, Gary Michael Walters, Michel Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, Brian Young, Robert Salerno
Production Company
Killer Films, Andrew Lauren Productions, Bold Films
Sales
Sierra / Affinity
Writer
Brady Corbet
Cinematography
Lol Crawley
Editor
Matthew Hannam
Production Design
Sam Lisenco
Sound Design
Damian Canelos
Music
Sia, Scott Walker
Cast
Natalie Portman, Jude Law, voice of Willem Dafoe, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Maria Dizzia
Website
https://www.voxluxmovie.com/