16 years ago, John Cameron Mitchell roared onto the film scene as the writer/director/and uncompromising star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In 2010, he teamed up with Nicole Kidman, directing her in the beautiful and devastating drama, Rabbit Hole, which earned her a third Oscar nod. Now, they’ve gotten the band back together for a coming-of-age story that’s a little bit punk rock and a little bit out of this world.
Based on the sci-fi short story by Neil Gaiman, How to Talk to Girls at Parties follows the misadventures of a lost alien girl (Elle Fanning) who meets two young punks on the streets of London. We’re not sure how exactly Nicole Kidman factors in, but it looks goddamn glorious.
And here’s another one, that may have made us guffaw.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties premieres at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend. Then A24 will bring it stateside, though when is currently unknown.