Furthermore, with his new film, Corbet has managed to merge American independent filmmaking with the pop music industry. The soundtrack, together with Scott Walker’s original score (as in Corbet’s first feature film), counts with nine original pop songs by singer and songwriter Sia. “It was just logical to choose somebody who’s literally faceless in public”, Corbet explains. In addition, some critics foresee Portman may end up receiving her second Oscar for this performance, in which she plays a diva who once survived a school shooting and turns into a pop star at just fourteen years old.
Corbet is premiering Vox Lux around Europe as you read this. After his success at the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, he also attended the Stockholm International Film Festival, where we had an intimate talk about this modern satire and also to understand the struggles of a young filmmaker who is coping with the challenges of Hollywood, yet continuing to make independent cinema.