Priscilla Presley cries while Elvis gets a standing ovation for 12 minutes

Emotions overcame Priscilla Presley after the 12-minute biopic “Elvis” received an exceptionally well received at the Cannes Film Festival — its longest standing ovation yet, according to Variety.

The 77-year-old – who was married to rock legend Elvis Presley from 1967 until 1973 – reportedly wiped her tears as she hugged director Baz Luhrmann after the show.

As the cheers went on and on, a teary-eyed Austin Butler – who wore the famous singer’s blue suede shoes – hugged Priscilla with equal affection.

Priscilla Presley attends the screening of “Elvis” during the 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2022 in Cannes, France.
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At a post-show event, lights in the sky formed the outline of the legendary singer, who read “#Elvismovie” above.

With the audience still standing on their own two feet, Luhrmann hugged his teammates and was visibly impressed by the public’s warm reception for his latest project.

Priscilla Presley shed tears as she hugged director Baz Luhrmann after the show.
Priscilla Presley shed tears as she hugged director Baz Luhrmann after the show.
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The director said that when production of the film was stopped due to COVID, he felt it would “never happen.”

“But for the sake of Tom’s courage back, and the courage of his team, and this crew, to move forward with COVID, to finish this movie… and we’re back in Cannes,” he said.

“And to see these streets full of people who love movies, from all walks of life, from every background, and every kind of movie says a lot about what this place means, and what it means to be back in the cinema. For that, we are forever grateful,” he said.

A portrait of American rock and roll singers Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley in the 1960s.
A selfie showing American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla Presley in the 1960s.
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Presley has previously sung her praises for the new movie, and officially gave it her seal of approval last month.

The “Naked Gun” actress said in a Facebook post that she watched the movie with her late ex-husband’s boyfriend Jerry Schilling and was impressed that Butler took the titular role.

“The story is about Elvis and Colonel Parker’s relationship,” Presley wrote. “It’s a true story told so brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could deliver. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is fantastic.”

Austin Butler has been praised for his role as Elvis in the film, and Priscilla Presley has described his impersonation of the legendary singer. "Excellence."
Austin Butler was praised for his role as Elvis in the film, with Priscilla Presley calling his impersonation of the legendary singer “cool”.
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“In the middle of the movie, Jerry and I looked at each other and said Wow!!!” I participated. “Bravo to him…he knew he had big shoes to fill in. He was so nervous playing that part. I can imagine.”

Before the world premiere of “Elvis” in Cannes, the film was highly admired Reviews of Lisa Marie Presleyand the granddaughter of singer Riley Keough.

Lisa Marie described the film as “nothing short of amazing”.

“Austin directed and beautifully captured my father’s heart and soul,” she said. “In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and was finally done with precision and respect. If he does not get an Oscar for this, I will eat my feet.”

Keough told Variety in Cannes that she started crying within the first five minutes of watching “Elvis,” adding, “I can feel how much work Buzz and Austin have put into trying to do it right.”

“It instantly made me emotional…I felt so honored that they worked so hard to get his core, to feel his core. Austin captured it so beautifully,” she added.

before "Elvis" The world premiere in Cannes, the film garnered rave reviews from Lisa Marie Presley, the granddaughter of singer Riley Keough.
Ahead of the world premiere of “Elvis” in Cannes, the film garnered rave reviews from Lisa Marie Presley, the granddaughter of singer Riley Keough.
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