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Sleeping Beauty

OT: Sleeping Beauty

Julia Leigh // Australia, 2011
Fiction Feature // FF2011
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“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.


Julia Leigh (*1970) born in Australia, was already a successful writer before she became a film director. She holds a BA in philosophy and law and a PhD in English and taught at Barnard College.



Sleeping Beauty

Fiction Feature


Agenda 11//FF2011



101 min


Julia Leigh

Julia Leigh

Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Peter Carroll

Jessica Brentnall

Geoffrey Simpson

Nick Meyers

Ben Frost

Annie Beauchamp

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