Sleeping Beauty

de Julia Leigh


Lucy combines her life as a university student with sexual encounters that help her pay for her studies. One day, she’s offered a job working as a waitress in sheer lingerie for high-class men. Highly valued by her boss, Lucy soon gets to do an audition for Sleeping Beauty. The job appears to be simple: every night, Lucy must take a pill, lie down in bed in a mysterious room and go to sleep; and, above all, she must never know what’s happened during this time. Backed by Jane Campion, Sleeping Beauty turns the children’s classic into a terrifying tale of sex with sets that are as luxurious as they are cold.


Julia Leigh

Australia, 1970. She studied art, philosophy and law at the University of Sydney and, later on, got her PhD in English at the University of Adelaide. She now makes her film directing debut after carving out an important career for herself as a novelist.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English