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Vox Lux (2018)

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An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Director:

Brady Corbet

Writer:

Brady Corbet
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Celeste
Willem Dafoe ... Narrator (voice)
Jude Law ... The Manager
Jennifer Ehle ... Josie the Publicist
Raffey Cassidy ... Young Celeste / Albertine
Christopher Abbott ... The Journalist
Stacy Martin ... Eleanor
Maria Dizzia ... Ms. Dwyer
Matt Servitto ... Celeste's Father
Erik King
Natasha Romanova ... Reporter
Daniel London ... Father Cliff
Fred Hechinger ... Aidan
Allison Winn ... Therese
Christopher Dylan White
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Storyline

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 ...

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year 1999 | year 2017 | pop star | icon | See All (4) »

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A Twenty-First Century Portrait

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some strong violence, and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2018 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Vox Lux See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,714, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$727,119, 6 January 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

During the film's Q&A at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Brady Corbet, the director of the film, revealed that the title of the film, Vox Lux, means Voice of Light in Latin. See more »

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Wrapped Up
Written by Sia and Greg Kurstin
Performed by Natalie Portman
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Uncomfortable + disturbing
2 December 2018 | by kathryngosikSee all my reviews

I went into this film and felt blindsided by the subject matter. There were so many aspects to the film I didn't enjoy; the narration over sped up clips, the use of the same actors for different characters, the many in resolved story lines. I left this screening feeling extremely uneasy and disturbed.


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