Sofia Coppola’s highly-anticipated film, Priscilla, recently made its world debut at the Venice Film Festival to a seven-minute, 30-second standing ovation. The film has piqued a lot of buzz and anticipation in the days following up to its debut with its stellar cast of young actors, star-powered directing from Coppola, and its inspiration – Priscilla Presley herself.
‘Priscilla’ Reactions And General Synopsis:
Having been able to secure an interim agreement just days ahead of the festival, director Sofia Coppola, the movie’s star cast, and original inspiration Priscilla Presley, were all present at the premiere of the biopic, Priscilla. A very long and drawn out standing ovation ensued for the film, which follows Presley’s relationship with her ex-husband Elvis, whom she met when she was 14-years-old. As the applause concluded, the cast – including stars Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi – were seen holding back tears in unison with Priscilla Presley, who had to pause multiple times to wipe away tears.
Priscilla was written and directed both by Coppola and is based on the titular celebrity and Sandra Harmon’s 1985 biography Elvis and Me. It was produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, Coppola for American Zoetrope, and Youree Henley. Funded by The Fremantle Group, A24 is set to handle distribution in the United States, while Vision Distribution, a Sky Company, will handle distribution in Italy.
What did Priscilla Presley say about her new biopic, ‘Priscilla’?
Earlier in the day, during the film’s press conference, Presley admitted that watching the film proved challenging for her. “It’s very difficult to watch a film about your and about your life and about your love,” she admitted. “But Sofia did an amazing job. She did her homework, and I really put everything out for her that I could.”
“Elvis would pour his heart out to me. His hopes, his fears, his loss of his mother, and I was the person who really sat there to listen and to comfort him. That was really our connection. Even though I was 14, I was older in life than in years. And that was the attraction. People think, ‘Oh, it was sex, it was this.’ Not at all. I never had sex with him. He was very kind, very soft, very loving. But he also respected the fact I was only 14 years old. We were more in mind and thought, and that was our relationship.”Priscilla Presley about ‘Priscilla’