I know the title doesn’t exactly scream “genre film,” but hey, it’s the surprising ones you most want to keep an eye on! Read on for the first images, teasers, and poster art for How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) directs the film based upon a Neil Gaiman short story. Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas star.
A24’s latest flick is set to world premiere at Cannes this coming weekend.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties focuses on Enn, a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends, Vic and John. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they’re from a cult but eventually come to realize the girls are literally from another world—outer space.
The leaders of this alien colony have a nefarious plan in mind, but that doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, one of the colony’s key members. Their burgeoning romance sets in motion a series of increasingly sensational events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks versus aliens and test the bonds of friendship, family, and true love.