Sleeping Beauty

Run Times:
102 min
Emily Browning, Michael Dorman, Mirrah Fulkes
Julia Leigh
Julia Leigh
Plot Summary

“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.

Festivals and Awards

Festival de Cannes, France, May 2011

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2011

Baltic Pearl Film Festival, Latvia, September 2011

Helsinki International Film Festival, Love & Anarchy, Finland, September 2011

Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany, September 2011

SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, Spain, October 2011

Festival do Rio, Brazil, October 2011

Filmekimi, Turkey, October 2011

International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey, October 2011

Mumbai International Film Festival, India, October 2011

Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, October 2011

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2011

Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, November 2011

Chennai International Film Festival, India, December 2011

Ramdam Film Festival, Belgium, January 2012

Filmfest Oslo, Norway, February 2012

Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania, March 2012

Riviera Maya Film Festival, Mexico, March 2012

FEBIOFEST, Czech Republic, March 2012

Off Plus Camera Film Festival, Poland, April 2012

International Eskisehir Film Festival, Turkey, May 2012

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania, June 2012

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2012
*Winner: Best First Feature Film