Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

First Girl I Loved

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 91 minutes

First Girl I Loved

Anne has just fallen head over heels for Sasha, a beautiful senior and star softball player. Anne, who works on the school yearbook, uses her position to interview Sasha and get to know her. This relationship comes as a deeply upsetting surprise to her best friend, Cliff. He has always loved Anne and just assumed friendship was a prelude to romance. But it may be a prelude to disaster instead. Feelings are hurt, feelings are blooming, and anger is unleashed. FIRST GIRL I LOVED is not your typical coming-out-and-of-age film. Not only are the moments of adventurous fear and awkward exhilaration beautifully rendered, but also the film fearlessly faces the consequences that leaps of faith and bursts of passion often have. It builds to a moving climax that will touch every open and beating heart. FIRST GIRL I LOVED warmly and sharply recalls when we all first ventured onto the meandering and hazardous path that leads to the true center of our selves. –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 8:45 PM

10% Cinema

American Independents Competition

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Kerem Sanga

Kerem Sanga is an actor, writer, producer, and director. He graduated from USC. He won the 2015 Best American Independent Feature Film at the 39th CIFF.

"Trigger Finger" (2012), "The Young Kieslowski" (2014)—39th CIFF, FIRST GIRL I LOVED (2015)

Seth Caplan, David Hunter, Ross Putman

Kerem Sanga

Ricardo Diaz

Shane Hazen

Principal Cast
Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Jennifer Prediger, Tim Heidecker, Pamela Adlon

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