The Toronto Film Festival has announced today that Vox Lux will also be in its lineup. The film by Brady Corbet starring Natalie will be premiered a few days earlier in Venice:
The film can be seen in Venice on September 4, and in Toronto three days later, on September 7.
After the jump, we have the full synopsis of the film…
Actor Brady Corbet’s second feature as writer-director tracks its heroine’s path from the tragedy that defines her adolescence to the adulation that circumscribes her adulthood. Starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, Vox Lux is both a riveting character study and a perceptive survey of the cultural shifts that have shaped a generation.
The film begins in 1999, with teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) surviving a deadly mass shooting at their Staten Island school. The sisters compose and perform a song in remembrance of their fallen classmates at a televised memorial service, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe — while also launching a career.
The sisters draw the attention of a passionate manager (Law) and are rapidly catapulted into fame and fortune, with Celeste as the star and Eleanor the creative anchor. By the film’s second half, set in 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own (Cassidy) and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.
Portman gives a bravura performance as a woman accustomed to exploiting her personal chaos, while Law is both endearing and disturbing as the father figure who also wants in on the party. But keep your eye on Cassidy, who is outstanding in her poignant double role.
“I’m a private girl in a public world,” sings Celeste in one of her hit songs. Vox Lux is a story about our present moment, when the lines that once divided private from public — and real-life horror from entertainment — seem to have dissolved.
Hopefully we can see a trailer of the film soon …