Buena Vista International's highly-anticipated UK comedy Calendar Girls will screen at Cannes outside the festival.

The story of members of the traditionally stuffy Women's Institute who pose for a charity nude calendar will screen Thursday May 15. Stars Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, along with the real women on which the film is based, are attending. The film will be released in the UK on September 5, with Gala Premieres in Skipton, Leeds and London.

Directed by Saving Grace's Nigel Cole, the film is produced by Suzanne Mackie and Nick Barton of Harbour Pictures. The original screenplay is by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.