Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop super stardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017. In 1999, 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 a 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, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that 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 ...
The director claims that "Vox Lux" means "voice of light" in Latin. The correct Latin translation would be "Vox Lucis." In Latin, a word's ending depends on its role in a particular phrase. "Vox Lux" is simply two nouns, "voice light". See more »
From the trailer I expected to like this , now having seen it, it's just a huge disappointment. Well acted, but direction, story and editing are all off. It seems to be trying to make some statement about the entertainment industry and terrorism but in the end you won't care because there are no characters here to feel anything about. Entire segments of the movie were filmed in fast forward. Another movie that relies on narration to tell parts of the story, but why not just film those scenes? In this case there are scenes and individual shots that go on way too long. The director needs to know when to say cut, or someone needed to decide that a scene that goes on 6 minutes only needed 2. For a potentially fascinating subject , it was putting me to sleep. To add to it and I assume it was done on purpose, the music is horrendous. If that was suppose to be music to make people buy the soundtrack, well good luck with that. The movie was bad, the music was worse.
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