Sofia Coppola’s recent cinematic endeavor, inspired by Priscilla Presley’s memoir “Elvis and Me,” intricately explores the themes of captivity and isolation within the tumultuous life of the iconic musician, Elvis Presley. The film’s focal point is the relationship between Elvis and Priscilla, skillfully depicting their innocence and divergent dreams. Coppola, renowned for her thematic exploration of captivity, collaborates seamlessly with cinematographer Philipe Le Sourd and editor Sarah Flack, creating a visually arresting world characterized by serene surfaces. Caillee Spaeney’s outstanding performance convincingly spans Priscilla’s journey from adolescence to adulthood, complemented by Jacob Elordi’s portrayal of Elvis’s challenges and soft-spoken demeanor. The film delves into Presley’s early ’60s idiosyncrasies, including psychedelic experimentation and his commitment to maintaining Priscilla’s chastity until marriage. However, the narrative strategically omits the consummation of their union, leaving audiences to contemplate Coppola’s directorial intentions. As the plot unfolds, Elvis becomes ensnared by his own fame, culminating in a conclusion marked by poignant and haunting notes that underscore the tragedy of his life and Priscilla’s eventual emancipation. Visit my flixer for more!
Priscilla | November 3, 2023 (United States)
Director: Sofia CoppolaWriter: Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon, Sofia CoppolaStars: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Ari CohenSummary: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an a... Read all
Countries: Italy, United StatesLanguages: English