Lana Del Rey will release her 30-minute film Tropico on December 5 on Vevo, and after having shared a couple of extremely brief teasers (see below), there is now a longer trailer to take a look at. The film, produced by Rick Rubin and directed by Anthony Mandler (“National Anthem” and “Ride” videos), is soundtracked by Lana’s music and will, if the trailer’s anything to go by, have no shortage of striking imagery. Watch above, and read the movie’s press release below.
Tropico is an epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption and features Del Rey starring as Eve. The three-part story begins in the Garden of Eden and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles. Del Rey’s visual sensibility is rich and fantastical, and the movie’s running themes stay true to the concepts of Born to Die and Born To Die – The Paradise Edition: the loss of innocence, good vs. evil, and trading beauty for money. The film puts closure on the two recordings, and features three songs from The Paradise Edition: “Body Electric,” “Gods and Monsters,” and “Bel Air.”