Australian novelist, Julia Leigh revisits the classic fairytale theme of the Sleeping Beauty to make her cinematic debut.
Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy (Emily Browning) 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.
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The film is selected for the main competition at the Cannes film festival next week. Its beautiful, eerie trailer got me really excited about it! What do you think?