Sofia Coppola’s recent film, an adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s memoir “Elvis and Me,” intricately examines the themes of captivity and isolation within the tumultuous life of the iconic musician, Elvis Presley. The narrative skillfully navigates the complex relationship between Elvis and Priscilla, offering a nuanced portrayal of their innocence and divergent aspirations. Coppola, known for her thematic exploration of captivity, collaborates seamlessly with cinematographer Philipe Le Sourd and editor Sarah Flack, constructing a visually captivating world marked by tranquil surfaces. Caillee Spaeney’s outstanding performance authentically spans Priscilla’s journey from adolescence to adulthood, complemented by Jacob Elordi’s portrayal of Elvis’s challenges and subdued demeanor. The film delves into Presley’s early ’60s idiosyncrasies, including psychedelic experimentation and his commitment to maintaining Priscilla’s chastity until marriage. Notably, the narrative strategically omits the consummation of their union, prompting contemplation of 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