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"Priscilla" & "Anatomy of a Fall"

Priscilla, The Apartment Pictures/American Zoetrope/A24, 2023. Anatomy Of A Fall, Les Films Pelléas/Les Films De Pierre/France 2 Cinéma/Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Neon, 2023.
From left: Cailee Spaeny in Priscilla (2023); Sandra Hüller in Anatomy of a Fall (2023).

No matter how well you might think you know people, it’s difficult to say you know everything about them. That premise is especially true both for film stars and the characters they play. On this week’s show, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender, and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two films that present us with characters who we think we might know, but maybe do not. The first is Elvis Presley, a central figure in Sofia Coppola’s biopic Priscilla, while the second is the protagonist of the award-winning French film Anatomy of a Fall.

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  • The award-winning French film “Anatomy of a Fall” reinvigorates a familiar genre, the courtroom drama, Dan Webster says in his review.
  • Since its release a few weeks ago, Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” has started a lot of conversation. It’s an adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s memoir about her life with Elvis, and Nathan Weinbender says it’s also one of Coppola’s best films.