VOX LUX directed by Brady Corbet
During this years CPH:DOX you can also experience the Sundance hit Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law.
You’ll see American celebrity culture meets the violence of reality in a hyperrealistic film about a pop singer on the verge of a breakdown. The film is a part of the festivals Fiction for Real programme.
As a teenager, Celeste (Portman) experiences a school shooting that massacres most of her closest friends. She miraculously survives thanks to a mixture of rehabilitation, unimpressed teen spleen and all-pervasive sibling love. Her big sister (Stacy Martin) takes her under her talented wings, and together they start to write songs from Celeste’s sickbed. The media immediately catches the surviving teenager’s potential, and she becomes the nation’s darling overnight. As a rising star on the American pop scene, she and her sister fall straight into the celebrity circus. And this is where Natalie Portman comes into the picture, decades later, as the fast ageing pop star at the top of her career, surfing on a wave of drugs, prima donna whims, insecurity and megalomania.