Xavier Dolan´s film may not have had good reviews, but Vox Lux seems to have good prospects on the horizon. The purchase of the film by Neon is great news, and we probably have a release date (and a trailer) soon. Until then, images of these last days continue to emerge, like this wonderful photo of Natalie published by Vanity Fair Italy, taken just before attending the premiere of the film by Brady Corbet in the Venetian festival:
After several days of negotiations, Vox Lux got distribution in USA. Variety reports that Neon has landed Brady Corbet´s film. According to the article, it´s possible that the indie studio could push “Vox Lux” into theaters this year in order to qualify for Oscars, something it did to great success with “I Tonya” last year.
The film by Xavier Dolan has been released a few hours ago at the Winter Garden Theatre at the Toronto festival. Natalie did not attend the event, but we have the first reactions to the film. They are divisive, but many of them favorable:
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN: There’s so much personal experience and heart in the movie that it’s hard to be cruel to it. How much you like Dolan going in will likely determine how/if you connect. I didn’t really but know people who will.
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) September 11, 2018
Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is a masterclass in filmmaking & storytelling. This is a hopeful, heartbreaking film abt the gay experience, mother son relationships, our most intimate childhood dreams: critics & popular audiences will love it. #TIFF18
— Beatrice V @TIFF18 (@beansproutbea) September 11, 2018
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan – Xavier Dolan digs real deep to deliver a very personal and incredibly satisfying homage to actors in a story about authenticity and self-love in one of the most exceptional features of his career. Nearly perfect from start to finish. #TIFF18
— Alex Billington (@firstshowing) September 11, 2018
Finally we have a promotional video of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, the film by Xavier Dolan that will be released at the Toronto festival tomorrow. Natalie and Jacob Tremblay (her son in the film), talk about the film for ET Canada.
Click on the image to see it:
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will premiere at the Toronto festival tomorrow. While we wait for another public appearance of Natalie, we are going to review what happened the last two days…
–Hello Canada Magazine tell us how Natalie rapped at her TIFF after-party last Friday:
Natalie – who was wearing a sweet-as-can-be soft blush Dior couture gown – got her groove on as soon as the DJ started playing Cardi B. In a well-played move, he transitioned into “Natalie’s Rap 2.0” by The Lonely Island , a recurring SNL skit that sees the pint-sized star rap – and she couldn’t help but sing along and dance with her friends!
-These two interesting articles analyze Natalie´s perfomance in Vox Lux, comparing it with those of Julianne Moore and Lady Gaga, who have also premiered films in the festival:
-Another IndieWire article by Eric Kohn tell us why Natalie prefers to play ‘broken, fallible, and faulted’ characters over admirable ones
-Finally, “This Changes Everything” premiered at TIFF yesterday, and Variety has a review of this documentary in which Natalie also participates:
Vox Lux TIFF screening has recently ended, and we have the first photos and reactions of the attending public. Everyone unanimously praises Natalie’s performance in the film:
Natalie will attend the premiere of Vox Lux at the Toronto festival in two days. While we wait for that moment, here are a few tidbits…
Natalie, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin and director Brady Corbet participated in a video interview for FRED, The Festival Insider, yesterday:
Variety has an interesting interview with Natalie about Vox Lux, in which she reveals many facts about the shooting and her involvement in the Brady Corbet´s film. Among other things, she filmed her entire part in only ten days!
more after the jump:
Yesterday was a great day for any Natalie fan to be pride of it. A well received film, Another great Natalie´s performance… and a lot of excellent photos to enjoy our favorite actress. In this post we will recall some of the charming behind-the-scenes moments of the premiere:
The embargo is over, and the first reviews of Brady Corbet’s film are coming out, and they are mostly good! Natalie’s performance is unanimously praised:
CineVue: We’ve already had A Star Is Born here at Venice. Now, with Brady Corbet’s latest film Vox Lux, we have A Star Is Torn – a truly unique power-pop epic starring Natalie Portman as the mononymous singer Celeste, whose rise to fame is intertwined with other tragic trajectories.