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1h 38min
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Synopsis:
"You will go to sleep: you will wake up. It will be as if those hours never existed." Beautiful and quietly reckless university student Lucy (Emily Browning - the mesmerising star of Sucker Punch) takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty to pay her way through college. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy's absolute submission. This experience 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's powerful and provocative vision is one of the most startling debut features of recent years.
Actors:
, , , Bridgette Barrett, Hannah Bella Bowden, Alan Cardy, , , , , , , , , , Vernon Hayman, , , , Amit Kelkar
Directors:
Producers:
Jessica Brentnall
Writers:
Julia Leigh
Studio:
Revolver
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/02/2012
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/02/2012
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Sleeping Beauty review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Not to be confused with the Disney classic, this year’s Sleeping Beauty is an Australian drama starring Sucker Punch’s Emily Browning as disillusioned and distracted student Lucy, who is so utterly disconnected from her body that she is able to insert tubes down her throat as part of a medical experiment without seeming to feel them. It is a movie about emotional distance that deals with the rather upsetting subject matter with quiet grace.

Several things strike me about Sleeping Beauty firstly Browning’s performance which is wonderful, despite spending large parts of the film completely and unashamedly naked it is the strongly enchanting absence of her eyes that will draw your gaze. After the poor success of Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty could be the piece that defines Browning’s burgeoning career.

Secondly it’s the subject matter which is both tragic and bizarre, Browning’s disenfranchised portrayal of the sex trade is both thought provoking and courageous. Despite this it is hardly an easy film to watch and requires a certain amount of concentration and active submersion.

Finally it’s the movies aesthetic, which for first time director Julia Leigh is technically exquisite: catching the line between surrealist fantasy and distressing reality right on the knife edge. If it weren’t for Leigh’s careful hands the movie would simply dissipate into an incoherent tragedy; instead it is both beautiful and haunting and lingers like a dream on the edge of your consciousness for some time after the thoughtfully reflective ending.

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