Sofia Coppola’s biopic Priscilla will function the centerpiece choice on the 61st version of the New York Movie Competition, happening this yr from September 29 via October 15. The movie, which will probably be distributed by A24 later this yr, can have its North American premiere at Alice Tully Corridor on September 6.
Starring Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla and Euphoria‘s Jacob Elordi as Elvis Presley, the movie marks one other collaboration between Coppola and DP Philippe Le Sourd (The Beguiled, On the Rocks) in addition to French indie-pop band Phoenix, which can present authentic music. (Frontman Thomas Mars and Coppola are married, initially assembly whereas producing The Virgin Suicides soundtrack.)
A extra detailed synopsis supplied by Movie at Lincoln Heart reads:
By no means has there been a extra obsessed-over American pop icon than Elvis Presley, but nobody knew him extra tenderly throughout his celebrity years than Priscilla Ann Wagner, whose personal story as Elvis’s romantic companion and solely spouse has hardly ever been informed from her perspective. Director Sofia Coppola, who in her outstanding filmography has so usually returned to intimate portraits of girls dwelling sophisticated lives behind closed doorways, has discovered a topic exquisitely tailor-made to her pursuits. As portrayed with extraordinary poise and energy by Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla lastly turns into the middle of her narrative. Coppola follows her love affair with Elvis (an equally revelatory, larger-than-life Jacob Elordi), from her early years as a teenage military brat stationed in West Germany to her surreal arrival at Graceland, which turns into each her house and jail. Together with her usually exact consideration to texture and element, Coppola has created certainly one of her most stirring, vivid movies, a tribute to a girl who was dwelling within the public eye earlier than she had really skilled the world. That includes evocative, moody cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd and authentic music by Phoenix. An A24 launch.
“I’m honored to be again on the New York Movie Competition with my new movie and to be telling Priscilla Presley’s story, the unseen aspect of an incredible American delusion,” stated Coppola in a press launch.
“Priscilla is a culminating triumph for Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker with a singular present for illuminating the inside lives of her characters,” added Dennis Lim, Creative Director, New York Movie Competition. “It’s a showcase for a pair of star-making performances and a piece of super empathy and emotional nuance. We’re trying ahead to welcoming Sofia again to the pageant with certainly one of her easiest movies.”
For extra details about this yr’s NYFF, together with tickets for the centerpiece movie, go to the pageant’s official website.