Bold Films (Gary Michael Walters, Michel Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, David Litvak), Killer Films (Christine Vachon, David Hiojosa), Andrew Lauren Productions (Andrew Lauren, DJ Gugenheim), Three Six Zero (Brian Young)
Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle
The film follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017.
My previous film, The Childhood of a Leader, was set in Europe in the early part of the 20th century. It examined key events that would go on, often inadvertently, to define the era. It featured a young protagonist who was witness to the atrocities of an epoch, only to become a cause of them for the next. The film was inspired by the revisionist histories of Robert Musil and W.G. Sebald – labyrinthine constructs that imagine fictional characters as eyewitnesses of crucial historical turning-points, or real-life personages placed in altered historical settings. For me, these stories demonstrate a more transparent contract with the reader than the traditional historical biography, because one is able to access the past without questioning the author about how they could provide such a detailed account of an event without having been present for the event themselves. Or if they had been present, in the case of a memoir, has their memory of past experiences not betrayed them?
Vox Lux is the continuation of that theme but on the other side of the century: a historical melodrama set in America between 1999 and 2017. Its protagonist is a pop star called Celeste and it chronicles, via her gaze, key events and cultural patterns that have so far defined the early 21st century.
PRODUCTION 1: Bold FIlms
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PRODUCTION 2: Killer Films
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10003 - New York, United States
PRODUCTION 3: Andrew Lauren Productions
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10010 - New York, United States
PRODUCTION 4: Three Six Zero
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90046 - Los Angeles, United States
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