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TEEN SPIRIT Directed by Max Minghella Starring: Elle Fanning, Agnie Grochowska, Archie Madewe, Zlatko Buric. You can do this, Violet. Sing from your heart. - Vlad Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor she joins a local singing centre. It is her escape from her poor Polish-immigrant single mother and her mundane life.

In Max Minghella’s directional debut he has chosen to make an ode to pop music, a magical modern fairy tale. Elle Fanning has always wanted to sing and here she gets the chance to be the bubbly persona of a 17-year -old who, when a national singing competition comes to town to hold auditions and Vlad becomes her manager and singing coach. The “Flashdance” inspired screenplay is filled with toe-tapping tunes and melodious moments. It is of course Elle Fanning who is the vibrant force and ensures that she gives her all in every scene she is in – she is fantastic! If you go in expecting a feel-good film then that is what you will experience, for Minghella fills the frame with happy vibes. The ambiance on the shoot was ecstatic and the mood is reflected in the characters and the exquisite cinematography. We know from the outset that we are following a young girl who wants to be a singer and win a singing competition. Our heart is with her – she can do it. Victoria is a dreamer; she is a winner…how can she loose? Teen Spirit offers its audience a fun-filled time in the company of fellow-film lovers and with songs to win your heart such as “Dancing” On My Own” and “I’m Just A Girl. The film is a goody-bag of emotion!

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A Magazine for Discerning Cinemagoers and Filmmakers. In this Issue: Reviews - Teen Spirit, Marianne & Leonard, Notorious, Transit. FilmFe...

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