WHO’S IN IT?
Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon), Alex Sharp (To the Bone), Nicole Kidman (Lion), Ruth Wilson (Dark River), Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids), Alice Sanders (Powder Room), Abraham Lewis (film debut), Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman), Elarica Gallacher (My Brother The Devil), Jessica Plummer (film debut), Natalie Lauren (film debut), Travis Simpkins (film debut), Rory Nolan (The Girl From The Song)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), director, writer, producer; Philippa Goslett (Mary Magdalene), writer; Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Howard Gertler (Shortbus) and Emile Sherman (Lion), producers; Nico Muhly (The Reader) and Jamie Stewart (film debut), composers; Frank G. DeMarco (Rabbit Hole), cinematographer; Brian A. Kates (Killing Them Softly), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In late 1970s Croydon, teen punk enthusiast Enn (Sharp) crashes a party thrown by local punk Queen Boadicea (Kidman), where he meets and quickly falls for enigmatic American foreign exchange student Zan (Fanning). However, it turns out that Zan is part of an alien cult that has come to Earth for a rite of passage, and when she is faced with certain death, Enn must find a way for her life to be spared…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
John Cameron Mitchell, who first made waves with his 2001 debut Hedwig and the Angry Inch, returns with an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s bizarre short story about aliens and punk rock (always a great combination).