When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a gentle best friend.
Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla's long courtship and turbulent marriage in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.
Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Dominczyk
Italy, United States
- "Have you ever had an intense experience—fallen madly in love, say—only to look back years later and feel it had happened to a different person, a person who had walked through a dream, and survived it, to get to the self you were destined to become? That’s the feeling Sofia Coppola captures in her quietly extraordinary PRICSILLA."
- "People may fault Coppola for dipping her toe in familiar terrain, but it’s hard to argue with the result: a transportive, heartbreaking journey into the dark heart of celebrity, and her finest film since Lost in Translation"
- Rolling Stone
- "Taken from Priscilla’s own memoir, the film is cunning in its teasing out of her late husband’s damaging insecurities. But, as often with this director, it is the luscious textures that most engage."
- Irish Times
- "Coppola finally flips the coin on a relationship often told unilaterally through a beautiful encompassing of the dreams and desires of a teenage girl."
- IGN Movies
- "We share with PRISCILLA a sense that we’re not getting the whole picture. There is quite literally a darkness at the heart of the American dream as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl."
- "Empathetic rather than judgy, Coppola’s relationship drama hands agency back to its young heroine."
- Time Out
- "At the end of the day, PRISCILLA’s multifaceted brilliance comes back around to Coppola’s immaculate sense of restraint in both screenwriting and direction."
- The Film Stage
- Venice Film Festival
- BFI London Film Festiva
- New York Film Festival