The Neon Demon: The horrors of going from rags to riches
So, after his last critical and commercial flop, Only God Forgives (2013), Nicolas Winding Refn is back with another film – The Neon Demon.
The Neon Demon is the story of a young girl – played by Elle Fanning – who lacks every bit of talent, except for looking pretty. She decides to become a model and without much hesitation, quickly climbs the ladder of success and in return, her fellow models become envious of her.
But what starts off as a rags to riches success story, quickly ends up turning into a much more psychedelic and horrifying experience.
With previous films like the Pusher trilogy, Drive (2011) and Only God Forgives under his belt, can Nicolas Winding Refn once again prove himself to be one of the leading voices in modern American cinema?
The film stars Elle Fanning, Jena Malone and Keanu Reeves.