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Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Australia, USA
159 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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An epic rock and roll spectacular from luminary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann explores the life and music of Elvis Presley with his distinctive dynamism. Austin Butler and Tom Hanks star.
A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The film delves into the complex partnership between the two, spanning more than 20 years, from Presley’s explosive rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Also starring award-winning actor Helen Thomson (Top of the Lake: China Girl) as Elvis’s mother, and Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!) as his father. All cinematically revealed with the trademark flair and spectacle that could only be a Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis comes direct from Cannes 2022.
Delirious, impishly energized, compulsively watchable… a spangly pinwheel of a movie that converts the Elvis saga we all carry around in our heads into a lavishly staged biopic-as-pop-opera.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Butler has the looks, the voice, the stance and the wiggle nailed down, but what’s truly impressive is that indescribable, undistillable essence of Elvis-ness – magnetic and gentle and fierce, all at the same time.
Clarisse Loughrey, Independent UK
No surprise that the film looks wondrous, with Catherine Martin’s costumes and production design – the latter aided by Karen Murphy – paying homage to Presley’s heyday from the 1950s to the 1970s, from Memphis to Las Vegas.
Tim Grierson, Screendaily.com


Wed 15 Jun
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Fri 17 Jun
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 4
Past Event Cancel
Unclassified 15+
Australia, USA
In English
Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss
Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge
Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner, from a story by Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy Doner
Mandy Walker
Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond
Australian Films, Music, Biography, Cannes Selected, Late Addition
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Universal Pictures Australia
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