In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent high-school shooting. After singing at a memorial service, she transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and 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 and global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame in the Age of Terror. Corbet’s follow-up to his striking debut THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER is a timely and unique examination of modern celebrity, featuring new songs by Sia and an original score by Scott Walker.




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Out now on DVD & Blu-ray

GENRE: Drama

DURATION: 110 Mins






  • “Natalie Portman gives her fiercest, most memorable performance since Black Swan”

    Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

  • “Natalie Portman is outrageously enjoyable”

    Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

  • “A truly unique power-pop epic”

    John Bleasdale, CineVue

  • “A dynamite provocation...Prepare to be wowed”

    Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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