How to Talk to Girls at Parties

John Cameron Mitchell

32ยบ Festival


Midnight Screamings

Length: 102min

Country: UK


D: John Cameron Mitchell 
G: John Cameron Mitchell, Philippa Goblet, Neil Gaiman 
F: Frank G. DeMarco 
E: Brian A. Kates 
DA: Helen Scott 
S: Josh Ward 
M: Nico Muhly, Jamie Stewart 
P: Howard Gertler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman 
I: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Matt Lucas, Stephen Campbell Moore


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The new film by the director of the unforgettable Hedwig and the Angry Inch –based on a short story by Neil Gaiman– is as outlandish as it is enthralling: it’s 1977 in Croydon, a town south London, and during a night out, three teenagers named Enn, John and Vic accidentally land in a house occupied by human-like aliens. Among them is Zan, who is also a teenager and asks her people to allow her to go out for 48 hours and walk around town with Enn. The film works as both a period piece and a science-fiction farce, but its highlights are, on one hand, the coming-of-age in the form of a love story between Enn and Zann and, on the other, Nicole Kidman playing punk matriarch Queen Boadicea with a hairstyle that’s equal parts Cruella de Vil, Siouxsie Sioux the Labyrinth-era Bowie.

John Cameron Mitchell

Born in El Paso, Texas in 1963, he is an actor, script writer and director. His first feature length film was the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), which he wrote and starred in. He also directed Shortbus (2004) y Rabbit Hole (2011). He acted in the television series Girls (2012) and Vinyl (2016).


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