Director: Armando Bo Country: Argentina Runtime:91 min
In the unique world of the Buenos Aires celebrity-impersonator scene,
“Elvis” Gutiérrez is a star. By day, though, he must contend with a
dead-end factory job and an ex-wife who worries about how his obsessive
behavior affects their young daughter, Lisa Marie. Feeling more
connected to his persona as the King than to his own family, Gutiérrez
retreats from reality until a tragic accident interrupts his plans and
forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.
Armando Bo’s stylish, yet tender, feature debut illuminates the glamour
and grace that a stage can bring to any performer with the soul of an
artist. The Last Elvis, buttressed by a stunning central performance by
real-life Elvis tribute artist John McInerny, imbues its protagonist
with depth and dignity, creating a realistic portrait of a broken man
who seeks shelter in his dreams. As our Elvis takes flight within the
King’s music, so too does the film around him.