Arousing First Trailer for Julia Leigh's Cannes Film 'Sleeping Beauty'
by Alex Billington
April 14, 2011
"Such a pleasure to see such a unique beauty." Ohhh this ain't Zack Snyder's Emily Browning anymore! It was announced today that one of the 49 films in the 64th Cannes Film Festival selection is the feature debut of author Julia Leigh, a film called Sleeping Beauty. I stumbled across this trailer thanks to my friend @IONCinema who tweeted out a link to the trailer via the Australian website. But oh just wait, this is quite something to behold. It's just Emily Browning playing a high end prostitute, and watch out there's a little nudity so it's NSFW, but man does this look unbelievably intriguing. You must check out this trailer now.
Watch the first trailer for Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty:
A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy (Emily Browning), a University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire with prostitution, where her specialty is the 'Sleeping Beauty chamber.'
Sleeping Beauty is both written and directed by first-time Australian filmmaker Julia Leigh, who is a novelist making her major leap into cinema with this film. Sleeping Beauty is being presented by legendary Oscar winning director Jane Campion. The film was just slated for a Cannes Film Festival 2011 premiere, so there's plenty more to come as the festival gets underway in May. Stay tuned for updates from The Croisette.