SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)
Release Date: December 2, 2011 (limited)
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Julia Leigh
Screenwriter: Julia Leigh
Starring: Emily Browning, Michael Dorman, Mirrah Foulkes, Rachael Blake
MPAA Rating: R
WHAT THE FILM IS ABOUT
A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
“You will go to sleep: you will wake up. It will be as if those hours never existed.”
Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy’s absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy’s daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.
Studio photos, notes and videos © 2011 Screen Australia, Magic Films and IFC Films