USA 2017 | 117 min | United States, Germany, France
GHOST IN THE MACHINE FILMS, CHARLOTTE STREET FILMS, BACKUP STUDIO
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Producer: David Kuhn, Chris St. John
Executive producers: Barbara Biemann, David Atlan Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin, Joel Thibout
Director of Photography: Tom Bergmann, Etienne Sauret
Editor: Simon Barker, Elia Gasull Balada, Alex Bingham, Laura Israel
Music: Robert Miller, Antony Genn, Martin Slattery
Set against the 2016 presidential election, PROMISED LAND takes a musical road trip across America in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce. The mission, forty years after the singer's death, is to find the country he left behind – a nation that, like Elvis, started out young, beautiful, and promising, yet succumbed over time to the corrosive influences of addiction, money, and power.
PROMISED LAND paints a cultural portrait of the American dream at a critical time in the nation’s history. It explores, through music and verité, how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a 'King', while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.
2017 Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection