Vox Lux (2018)
AroView: A glittering, daring music drama starring Natalie Portman as a music prodigy who achieved pop stardom in the wake of a deadly school shooting and finds her comeback trail eighteen years later complicated with scandal, personal struggle, motherhood, and the pitfalls of fame. Features original songs by Sia.
Synopsis: Celeste is a 13-year-old music prodigy who survives a horrific school shooting in Staten Island, N.Y., in 1999. Her talent shines through during the memorial service when she sings a song that touches the hearts of the mourners. Guided by her sister and a talent manager (Jude Law), the young phenom transforms into a rising pop star with a promising future. Eighteen years later, Celeste now finds herself on the comeback trail when a scandal, personal struggles and the pitfalls of fame threaten her career.
“Vox Lux is intellectually charged spectacle, with one foot in the Euro-art tradition and the other ankle-deep in the pop zeitgeist. ” ~ Jonathan Romney, Screen International.