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2011 | 101 min | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Julia LeighAustralia
Cast & Credits
Producer: Jessica Brentnall
Cast: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood
Featuring a riveting performance from former child actress Emily Browning, Australian novelist Julia Leigh’s psychosexual drama was one of the most hotly debated films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. College student Lucy’s life is split between the ennui of her days and the unexplored territory of her nights in an unusual high-end brothel. Delving the murky territory between sex and death, SLEEPING BEAUTY proves that the most compelling works of art are often the ones that most drastically divide audiences. Please be advised that this film is for mature audiences only.
Breakthrough Performer Emily Browning expected to be in attendance for post-screening Q&A.
About the Director
Julia Leigh is an Australian novelist, film director and screenwriter. She initially studied law but shifted to writing. She worked at the Australian Society of Authors. Leigh is the author of the novels THE HUNTER and DISQUIET, which received critical acclaim. THE HUNTER was adapted into a 2011 feature film starring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor. She made her directorial debut with SLEEPING BEAUTY, based on her own screenplay. Her film was selected for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.