Baz Luhrmann’s sweaty, opulent take on the King of rock ’n’ roll is not a biopic but a fairy tale.
By Lucy Vipond
The Australian director appears to be courting younger viewers with his hotly-anticipated film about The King.
This year’s stacked line-up also includes new work Kelly Reichardt, Ruben Ostlünd and Park Chan-wook – but no David Lynch.
A handful of big names — Elvis! George Miller! Tom Cruise! — have been locked in prior to the official selection.
Austin Butler portrays the hip-swiveling, scandal-igniting rock-and-roll superstar in the new film.
By Tom Bond
Twenty years ago Baz Luhrmann put a vital contemporary spin on this timeless romantic epic.
Twenty years on, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes are as irresistible as ever in this swooning melodrama.