Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Teen Spirit


Year: 2018
Run Time: 92 minutes

Teen Spirit
Teen Spirit
Teen Spirit
Teen Spirit

Seventeen-year-old Violet (Elle Fanning) almost always walks around her small town wearing headphones, drowning out her mundane life with pop songs and dreams of becoming a singer. As the daughter of Polish immigrants, including a strict and religious mother, Violet often feels isolated and outcasted by her peers. But when she enters a local singing competition, Violet’s shy exterior melts away, and she becomes a real star as soon as she steps onstage. With the help of Vlad, an ex-opera star and unlikely mentor, Violet may just become the new face of young talent in the UK. As each round of the competition gets more and more competitive, Violet must find her authenticity and let it shine through her performances. In TEEN SPIRIT, Elle Fanning is all grown up and has an incredible voice to show for it. An inspiring story set to an upbeat soundtrack, TEEN SPIRIT will have you dancing in your seat. (In English and Polish with subtitles) —G.S.

CIFF43 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 05, 2019 at 9:20 PM

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Music Movies Competition

Max Minghella

Max Minghella is an English-born actor and filmmaker. He was born in Hampstead, London, England and is the son of choreographer Carolyn Choa and the late Oscar®-winning director Anthony Minghella. He is a former member of the National Youth Theatre and attended Columbia University.


Fred Berger

Max Minghella

Autumn Durald-Arkapaw

Cam McLauchlin

Principal Cast
Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric

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