Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe
Did you love A Star is Born and can’t wait for Vox Lux? Then make sure that actor Max Minghella’s (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Social Network) directorial debut Teen Spirit is on your radar as well. This exciting spin on the Cinderella tale is a coming-of-age story set in the wildly competitive world of pop stardom, starring the luminous Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon) in a role that sees her sing her heart out.
Violet (Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small Isle of Wight town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition, and finds it tests her integrity, talent and ambition.
The film’s pop-driven soundtrack features songs by Robyn, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Annie Lennox, among others. Fanning performs all of her own vocals, with such a good voice, it makes you think she might be in the wrong profession. Dazzling cinematography, sinewy direction and Fanning’s showstopping performance help this stylish musical drama develop into a unique modern fable that demands to be seen.