Director Dexter Fletcher’s “true fantasy” filmic take on Elton John’s career had a hell of a Cannes blastoff this past week with a few interesting musical performances. Read my interview with Fletcher here and see those performances in the videos embedded below this article.

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's (played by Taron Egerton) breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

This inspirational story – set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie TaupinRichard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.

The film had quite the premiere at Cannes with two interesting performances from the festival (both of which are below): Elton John performing "I'm Still Standing"; by himself and having Egerton join him for a rendition of "Rocket Man."

Enjoy those two performances below, along with two clips – "Good Enough for a Scholarship"and ';Couple of Nights at the Troubadour" – and a featurette on the "Costumes of Rocketman."

Rocketman flies into UK cinemas 22 May and American cinemas 31 May.

Elton and Taron's surprise live performance of "Rocket Man".

Elton John performs "I'm Still Standing" at Cannes.

ROCKETMAN "Costumes of Rocketman" featurette.

ROCKETMAN "Couple of Nights at the Troubadour" clip.

ROCKETMAN Clip, "Good Enough for a Scholarship".