A film shot in Sheffield, backed by Screen Yorkshire and starring Nicole Kidman, is set to have its world premiere in the Official Selection at Cannes 2017 this weekend.
How To Talk To Girls At Parties is a ‘punk alien love story’ set in 1970s Camden was filmed in Sheffield and London in 2015 and was backed by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.
The film, which is directed by John Cameron Mitchell, will take a bow in front of Cannes audiences on Sunday 21 May.
The film stars Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Matt Lucan and Ruth Wilson.
Hugo Heppell, head of investments at Screen Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted that a week after Yorkshire’s success at the BAFTAs, we see How To Talk To Girls At Parties having a prestigious premiere at Cannes.
“It is a thrilling film bringing Neil Gaiman’s wonderful love story of a punk and an alien magically to life.”
How To Talk To Girls At Parties is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, the author of American Gods and Coraline, from his collection, Fragile Things.