A second feature film (after a warmly received The Childhood of a Leader) directed by a well-known actor-turned-director Brady Corbet. And just like in his first film, Corbet tells the story about depraved individual who has exercised influence around herself since her childhood. The protagonist of Vox Lux is Celeste—a young pop star, the author of a hit song inspired by a school shooting. After many years, the grown-up artist (Natalie Portman) unsuccessfully tries to deal with temptations of fame. She also struggles to maintain balance in her private life, distorted by an ambiguous relationship with her manager (Jude Law). And to make matters worse, Celeste’s song creates a scandal which causes the demons of the past to resurface. Presented first at Venice Film Festival, Vox Lux accurately portrays the demons of contemporary show business. The guidance in this chaotic world is provided by Willem Dafoe, whose ironic and eloquent off-screen narration is a cherry on top of the movie.
Born in 1988, an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career in cinema as an actor who played his first role only when he was 11 years old. He worked with such directors as Michael Haneke (Funny Games U.S.), Greg Araki (Mysterious Skin), and Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria). In 2008 he stood on the other side of the camera for the first time and directed a short film Protect You + Me, awarded at Sundance Film Festival.
2008 Protect You + Me (short)
2015 Dzieciństwo wodza / The Childhood of a Leader
2018 Vox Lux