Happy Birthday to St. Vincent! – I just so happened to raA satirical, metafictional, arthouse mocumentary that creatively explores the true identity of a persona and how she can feel pressured to stay in character to appear equally as interesting. Most of the production elements were executed at a very high level, especially the cinematography techniques and sound design. Much of the films events are convoluted, blurring the lines between reality and illusion. As perplexing as it was, it was still enjoyable and clearly holds a lot of artistic value. I was huge fan of the music in this film, especially “The Year of the Tiger” with that random Texas ranch family. I wasn’t sure what to expect out of the score as a whole considering it was St. Vincent’s first feature film as a composer, but it was fantastic. I really think she may have found a new side hustle.
St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein clearly have plenty of chemistry on screen as well as in the writer’s room. Together they were successful in bringing their unique story to life, while playing a version of themselves that fit the script perfectly. I’d love to see them in some future film projects together.
I don’t know that I’ve seen anything like this before. Everyone involved in this film left everything on the table.