Brady Corbet's 'Vox Lux' was printed on 35mm Motion Picture Film at CPC's London laboratory. The print was delivered to Venice International Film Festival, where it was projected at the film's World Premiere.
Excerpt from the film's press conference:
Interviewer: "And the formal choice of starting with shooting in 35mm?"
Brady Corbet: "I’m very fortunate that I made all my films in 35mm. It’s not an option for more young filmmakers, it’s such a shame. It’s such a bad idea to take this important tool out of the box. It’s like the difference between water colour and oil and one is not better than the other. The idea that anyone would take oils away from a painter is absolutely tragic. This film is about the digital revolution, all of you saw it today projected on celluloid and hopefully it will be shown the way it was meant to be shown as often as possible."
Vox Lux stars Natalie Portman as pop star Celeste and follows the singer’s rise to fame after a national tragedy in 1999 and her life over the next 18 years. Written and directed by Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader), the movie also stars Jude Law, Stacy Martin and Raffey Cassidy.