The Neon Demon

Release Date: June 24th, 2016

DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2016

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. The head of her agency tells the innocent teen that she has the qualities to become a top star. Jesse soon faces the wrath of ruthless vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty. On top of that, she must contend with a seedy motel manager and a creepy photographer. As Jesse starts to take the fashion world by storm, her personality changes in ways that could help her against her cutthroat rivals.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington, Karl Glusman

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Gaumont, Space Rocket Nation, Wild Bunch

Distributors: Amazon Studios, Broad Green Pictures

Keywords: Hotel , Intense , Brooding , Sacrifice , 2010s , Rivalry , Pursuit , Emotional , Transformation , Los Angeles , Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Refn’s gifts as a visual stylist are employed to arresting effect - there’s a luxuriant use of colour which evokes the work of fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. But peel back the glossy, overly groomed surface and there is not a lot of substance underneath. show more

  • 80
    ScreenCrush

    Set to an electrifying score by frequent Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez (which may be his best yet), The Neon Demon is as deceptive as shattered glass, with a brilliant beauty so mesmerizing that you don’t notice its murderously sharp edges until you’re bleeding all over the floor. show more

  • 88
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Portrayed by a mesmerizing Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Trumbo) in a magnificent, heart-stopping star turn. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Danish Film
Robert Award (2017)
Nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Award (2017)
Nominated Best Original Screenplay
Robert Award (2017)
Winner Best Cinematography
Robert Award (2017)
Nominated Best Director
Robert Award (2017)