Priscilla, one of many buzziest movies heading into this 12 months’s Venice Movie Pageant, lastly had its world premiere in competitors on the Lido, receiving a rapturous seven-minute 30-second standing ovation for its director Sofia Coppola, younger leads and the inspiration herself, Priscilla Presley.
Due to an interim settlement organized simply days previous to the competition, alongside director Coppola, stars Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi had been in a position to attend the premiere alongside Priscilla Presley. The biopic particulars her relationship with Elvis, whom she met as a 14-year-old.
Through the standing ovation, the solid and Presley had been seen holding again tears, overcome with the emotion of the occasion and the reception.
Earlier within the day on the movie’s press convention, Presley admitted that watching the film had been arduous. “It’s very tough to observe a movie about you and about your life and about your love,” she stated. “However Sofia did a tremendous job. She did her homework, and I actually put the whole lot out for her that I may.”
Presley additionally spoke candidly about her time with Elvis and needed to cease a number of occasions to wipe away tears.
“Elvis would pour his coronary heart out to me. His hopes, his fears, his lack of his mom, and I used to be the one that actually sat there to pay attention and to consolation him. That was actually our connection. Regardless that I used to be 14, I used to be older in life than in years,” she stated. “And that was the attraction. Individuals suppose, ‘Oh, it was intercourse, it was this.’ In no way. I by no means had intercourse with him. He was very type, very delicate, very loving. However he additionally revered the very fact I used to be solely 14 years previous. We had been extra in thoughts and thought, and that was our relationship.”
Written and directed by Coppola, Priscilla relies on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me, written by Presley and Sandra Harmon, and was produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Condominium Footage, a Fremantle Firm, Coppola for American Zoetrope, and Youree Henley. It was financed by Fremantle Group. A24 will distribute within the U.S. and Imaginative and prescient Distribution, a Sky Firm, will distribute in Italy.