Acclaimed Australian novelist Julia Leigh’s debut feature is a kinky and elegantly filmed portrait of a pretty college student named Lucy who takes a very strange job. Answering an ad for comely females, she ends up serving dinners to wealthy seniors while clad only in skimpy undergarments. When her skills are deemed worthy, she “graduates” into a more troublesome position where she is given a potion that puts her in a deep sleep while men are permitted to do what they like with her unconscious body. No penetration is allowed, but what does go on is disturbing and strange. Leigh films in long takes and the elegant settings provoke an erotic and sensually heightened mood. While provocatively riffing on the eponymous fairy tale, 'Sleeping Beauty' also references classic works by Buñuel and Georges Bataille.
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Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?catid=928,942&pageid=2722
Added by cinesoul on January 25, 2012