From Nicolas Winding Refn, the visionary director who brought us the cult hit Drive and the visually stunning Only God Forgives, now gives us the horror thriller The Neon Demon. This new cinematic treat from Refn tells the story of an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles and enters a beauty obsessed world. She meets a group of women who are desperate to have her youth and vitality. Refn is known for his striking visuals and the trailer to this film is no exception. We see a decadent world full of beauty and narcissism juxtaposed with imagery of horror. The trailer conveys a bright world with a dark, evil and lonely undertone. We see just enough intriguing images to peek our interest. Part of the joy of watching a Nicolas Winding Refn film, is how the mystery of the story unfolds and the unpredictability of the plot.
The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves and premieres next month at the Cannes Film Festival.