Musician, filmmaker, and passionate defender of the phrase “fuck” Annie Clark, a.ok.a. St. Vincent, has set her feature-film directorial debut, in response to Selection. The venture will likely be within the spirit of Clark’s directorial debut, interval, a section within the female-focused horror anthology XX; as Selection notes with glee, it’s an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s basic novel The Portrait Of Dorian Grey, however with a girl within the title position. This variation on the theme has been carried out as soon as earlier than, within the 1983 made-for-TV film The Sins Of Dorian Grey, starring Belinda Bauer as an actress whose soul is trapped on movie as a substitute of in a portray.
Clark’s try at ruining Victorian childhoods continues to be in its earliest levels, however Elle screenwriter David Birke has been employed to write down the script. We have been blended on Clark’s section in XX, writing in our overview: “’The Birthday Get together’ performs like a Luis Buñuel-style commentary on the absurdity of bourgeois manners … the jarring sound design and dissonant music nearly get it there, and Clark has an incredible eye for coloration, however within the bigger context of the movie, it’s one other near-miss.”
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