Vox Lux21st February, 2019
VOX LUX probes the allures and pitfalls of modern celebrity with intelligence, engrossing visual style, and boasts Natalie Portman in one of the most captivating performances of her career as well as original songs by Sia.
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 at the hands of her talent manager (Jude Law). By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie 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.
VOX LUX is an origin story about the forces that shape us, as individuals, nations, and gods.