The official synopsis goes something like this: ‘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. 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.’
The film also features Jude Law, with a score by Scott Walker and original songs by Sia.
Brady Corbet always made interesting choices as an actor (Thirteen, Mysterious Skin, Melancholia, Clouds of Sils Maria) and made his feature directorial debut recently with the acclaimed The Childhood of a Leader.
No word just yet on an Australian release.