A24’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, which will have its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, just released three teaser videos via Neil Gaiman, Elle Fanning, and John Cameron Mitchell’s Instagram accounts. The film’s based on a short story by Gaiman and is directed by Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). In addition to Elle Fanning, the cast includes Alex Sharp, a nearly unrecognizable Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas.
The Plot: A funny and unique love story, 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.