The film is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s short story about a London punk rocker and an alien girl who fall in love. Mitchell directed and co-wrote the film with Philippa Gosslett.
Set in 1970’s London, the music-filled punk rock film stars Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tony Award winner Alex Sharp, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson, and Elle Fanning.
Here’s how it’s characterized, “Enn (Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.”