Brady Corbet (‘The Childhood of a Leader’) directs Academy Award winner Natalie Portman in a blistering exploration of celebrity.
Celeste is the survivor of a tragic but all-too-common phenomena in the US, but her experience becomes the platform from which she launches her career as a global Pop icon. Raffey Cassidy plays Celeste in her teens and is replaced by Portman when the film returns to Celeste in her 30s, as she prepares for a homecoming concert. Also starring Jude Law and Stacy Martin, with songs by Sia and a score from the late, great Scott Walker, this is bold and dazzling cinema.
★★★★ “Corbet’s fusion of A Star is Born melodramatics with art-house stylings is cold, raw, dark filmmaking” - Ian Freer, Empire
★★★★ “Does what good pop songs do - shushes your doubts and quickens your pulse” - Danny Leigh, Financial Times
★★★★ “Portman powers dark portrait of the fame monster” - Damon Wise, The Guardian
★★★★ “Combines social history with pop star psychodrama in a way that is startling and highly original” - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
★★★★★ “Natalie Portman is outrageously enjoyable” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph