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Sofia Coppola's 'Priscilla' Takes Spotlight at New York Film Festival

Sofia Coppola ‘s Priscilla has been selected as the centerpiece film of the

New York Film Festival and will have its North American premiere at the annual fall event on October 6.

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Starring Carly Spaney as Priscilla Ann Wagner and Jacob Elodi as Elvis Presley, follows Priscilla from her early days as an Army brat stationed in West Germany to her arrival in Graceland. The film was written and directed by Coppola, co-writing with Priscilla Presley.

In a statement: “I am honored to bring my new film back to the New York Film Festival and tell the story of Porisila Presley. This is an unknown side in a great American myth.” “Announced”, and said that the theme “carefully customized according to the interests of [Coppola]”, because her movie is “featured in close portraits”.

The festival said of Priscilla in Thursday’s statement: “With consistent precise attention to texture and detail, Coppola has created one of the most stirring and vivid films to pay homage to a woman who lived in the public eye long before she actually experienced the world.”

Coppola with Youree Henley and Lorenzo of The Apartment/Fremantle and American Zoetrop Mieli co-produced the film e.

Priscilla is the ultimate triumph for Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker with a unique gift for illuminating the inner lives of her characters,” said Dennis Lim, Artistic Director of the New York Film Festival. “This is a showcase for a pair of stars performing and a work of empathy and emotional nuance. We look forward to Sofia returning to the festival with one of her best films.” Starring Austin Butler in the title role, it was nominated for eight Oscars and grossed nearly million dollars worldwide.

Coppola, at 61 As the second woman to win the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival for “Under the Peonies” , Coppola, who directed such films as “The Virgin Dies”, “Lost in Translation”, “Peerless Queen”, “The Jewels” and “On the Rocks” .

Thursday’s announcement about Priscilla comes as fall film festivals (including Venice, Toronto, Telluride and New York) are considering how writers’ and actors’ strikes will affect this year’s event, as SAG-AFTRA says members of the actors’ union will not be allowed to promote their work at the festival as long as the shutdown continues. The Directors Guild 1235538407 recently reached a new agreement with studios and anchors .

The 24 New York Film Festival is scheduled for September to October .




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