“Vox Lux” follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. In 1999, teenaged Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy and, after singing at a memorial service, transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. In Brady Corbet's second feature, following his 2015 breakout debut “The Childhood of a Leader” — winner of the Best Director and Best Debut Film prizes at the Venice Film Festival — Celeste becomes a symbol of the cult of celebrity and the media machine. Featuring original songs by Sia, an original score by Scott Walker, and a transcendent performance by Portman, “Vox Lux” is an origin story about the forces that shape us — as individuals, nations, and pop gods.