“Teen Spirit" Trailer: Elle Fanning Goes For the Win in Music Competition Drama

I saw Max Minghella's "Teen Spirit" back in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film, set to open on 4.5.19 (Bleecker Street and LD Entertainment ) now has a trailer.

It costars stars Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall and Zlatko Burić, a nice pairing, despite the cliches in the script.  Minghella (aka Nick the driver in “The Handmaid’s Tale“) directs “Teen Spirit,” a film that takes place in the world of British pop music competitions, with real visual panache, and a simplicity that makes it go down easy, but that’s the problem. Despite the  director’s skill for the visually stimulating, there’s a conventionality to the screenplay that does it a major disservice.

I wrote in my review:

"Minghella’s cinematographer here is the talented Autumn Durald Arkapaw, whose overtly lavish visuals, combined with Cam McLauchlin‘s frenetic editing gives the film’s musical sequences an ADD-driven music video feel."