Cannes Film Fest 2017: Jarecki’s Promised Land–Special Screening


Director: Eugene Jarecki

Official Selection – Special Screening 

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 small town boy lost his authenticity and became a “King,” while his country lost its democracy and became an empire.


In English.

Acquisition title.

Running time: 117 minutes