United States.- Baz Luhrmann has made three generations of women cry Presley. Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, says the director’s next film Elvis moved her to tears, just like her mother did, LisaMarie Presley, and his grandmother Priscilla Presley.
The actress said the three women cried while watching the movie together while speaking at the panel. Women in Motion from Variety in it Cannes Film Festival.
It was a very emotional experience. It’s very intense to watch when it’s your family,” said Keough, a first-time director whose feature debut, War Pony, premiered at Cannes. “It wasn’t like I distrusted Baz in any way, but you’re protective of your family.
Elvis, starring austin butler as the lead singer, tells the story of Presley’s early life in tennessee, su relationship with colonel Parker (Tom Hanks) and his legendary rise to fame. Earlier this month, his ex-wife Priscilla Presley took to Instagram to praise the film.
I’ve seen Elvis the movie. I watched the trailer over a dozen times,” the 76-year-old wrote. “I relived every moment of this movie. It took me a few days to get over the emotions, like it did with Lisa
Lisa Marie Presley called the film “absolutely exquisite” and predicted that would win an Oscar. Keough told the Cannes panel that she is a longtime fan of Luhrmann.
The first movie I saw in the theater and said I wanted to make movies was Moulin Rouge. I was 12 years old,” he said. “It was a real honor knowing that Baz was making this movie. Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, for his age at the time, they were really powerful
He added that the effort Luhrmann and Butler put into getting the details right was obvious from the opening moments of the film.
That moved me right away,” Keough said. “I started crying five minutes later and didn’t stop. There’s a lot of family trauma and generational trauma that started at that time for our family. I was honored that they worked so hard to really get his essence, to feel his essence. Austin captured that so beautifully
Luhrmann told ew earlier this month that he wanted to use Elvis to spend time with the man instead of the icon, interrogating race relations and the quicksand of celebrity culture along the way.
It was about exploring America in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, and Elvis was at the center of the culture for the good, the bad, and the ugly in various ways,” Luhrmann said. “It’s a bit like [cómo] Shakespeare takes a historical figure and uses it to look at a bigger picture
Luhrmann describes his film as less of a biopic or musical and more of an impressionist tapestry in his distinctive whirlwind style, told in three acts: Elvis the punk, Elvis the family movie star, and Elvis the ’70s monkey fanatic.
It’s a drama. But the music in this movie is just as important as the words,” Luhrmann said. “Because Elvis was a man of few words. When he spoke, he spoke with so much intent and meaning, but where he really communicated was through song.
The Australian author also said that Butler was the perfect man for the job.
I put him through the doorbell, but he lived Elvis. What he has managed to do is not make an impersonation, but live Elvis, to the extent that he has humanized him.
Elvis hits theaters June 24.