The global film distributor, streaming service, and production company Mubi is partnering with PVR Inox Pictures on the release of Academy Award winning director and screenwriter Sofia Coppola’s new drama Priscilla across India. PVR Inox Pictures and Mubi will release Priscilla in cinemas this year, with the film streaming later exclusively on Mubi. In addition, Priscilla will be the closing film of this year’s Mumbai Film Festival, where it will receive its South Asian premiere on November 3 at the PVR Maison in Bandra Kurla Complex.
Priscilla received its world premiere in September in competition at the 80th Venice International Film Festival where it received a seven-minute standing ovation and critical acclaim from critics. Cailee Spaeny was also awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for her portrayal of Priscilla.
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Priscilla is based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me, written by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon. The film stars Spaeny as Priscilla, Jacob Elordi as Elvis Presley, and Dagmara Dominczyk.
When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is a rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable 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, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt, detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.
The film was produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, Sofia Coppola for American Zoetrope, and Youree Henley. The film was financed by Fremantle Group.