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2,079 Ratings

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by Julia Leigh
Australia, 2011
Fantasy, Mystery


Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a 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. But soon she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.

Sleeping Beauty Directed by Julia Leigh

Critics reviews

Sleeping Beauty’s finicky clinicism contrasts with Some Call it Loving’s lugubrious artiness, and yet both films are engaged with fantasy role-play in a way that concedes its appeal while hinting at the dangers of such an arrangement. They prove most instructive as a double bill—two very differently angled and yet fundamentally compatible explorations of the gap between female representation and subjectivity, in life and more obviously in Leigh’s case, at the movies.
June 15, 2016
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