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‘Priscilla’ To Have Its North American Premiere at the New York Film Festival

Sofia Coppola‘s latest directorial effort, Priscilla, will have its North American premiere at the 61st New York Film Festival, which will take place from September 29 to October 15. The movie will screen on October 6, with single tickets on sale on September 19 at noon.

The movie will star Jacob Elordi as Elvis and Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley and is based on Presley and Sandra Harmon’s memoir, titled Elvis and Me. Coppola also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is set to release in theatres in the fall of 2023.

Director Sofia Coppola expressed her excitement in a short statement, saying, “I am honored to be back at the New York Film Festival with my new film and to be telling Priscilla Presley’s story, the unseen side of a great American myth.”

NYFF’s Artistic Director Dennis Lim praised the movie, stating that “Priscilla is a culminating triumph for Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker with a singular gift for illuminating the interior lives of her characters. It’s a showcase for a pair of star-making performances and a work of tremendous empathy and emotional nuance. We are looking forward to welcoming Sofia back to the festival with one of her very best films.”

Festival passes are already on sale now in limited quantities at the following link:

Source: NYFF (Press release)


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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