Screencap Cannes trailer (2011)
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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Sleeping Beauty
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'Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy 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.'

Source: Sleeping Beauty website, http://www.sleepingbeautyfilm.com/
Sighted: 18/04/2011

Notes

  • For further information, see the Sleeping Beauty website: http://www.sleepingbeautyfilm.com/

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Works about this Work

Theorising Film Festivals as Distributors and Investigating the Post-Festival Distribution of Australian Films Lauren Carroll Harris , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 11 no. 2 2017; (p. 46-58)

This paper theorises film festivals as distribution circuits, positioning film festivals in the broader cinema ecology to assess their role in delivering local films to local audiences. Recasting current research trends into film festivals through the lens of distribution enables us to see how festivals function as more than another exhibition screen - as a type of distributor. I offer a case study of Sydney Film Festival to explore the following research questions: What is the distributive function and nature of film festivals for Australian films? What happens to local titles following their festival runs? How can we explain the gap between Australian films' continued popularity at film festivals and their continued under-performance in the rest of the marketplace? In answering these questions, this article demonstrates how film festivals have become crucial to both the Australian film industry and the cinema industry at large over the last 10 years, to the point that they have almost replaced the art-house circuit and come to provide an essential, highly specialised distribution channel for small to medium budget films. For this reason, I argue that material and economic drivers are as essential to the current boon in film festivals as cultural ones, and that the film festival circuit has not been able to address the problem of distribution for auteurist, independent and art cinema in an age of digitisation. I present evidence that localises, concretises and specifies festival research, suggesting the major festivals in Australia are an increasingly discrete and self-contained distribution sector within the wider cinema ecology, which has significant implications for theorisations of festivals as feeders for theatrical circuits.

Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism : Why Everyone Speaks the Same Way in Australian Movies. Chris Palazzolo , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;
'Chris Palazzolo notices something many recent Australian movies share.'
The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Surrendering Expectations of the Girl in Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty Kyra Clarke , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 8 no. 1 2014; (p. 2-15)
'Following a screening of Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (2011) at the Sydney Film Festival in 2011, I was surprised by the antagonism in questioners' responses to the main character Lucy which appeared to reify the ‘girl’ within conventional expectations of feminine behaviour. Lucy is a young university student who, as one of many part-time jobs, is voluntarily drugged so as to sleep naked and peacefully in bed with older men who may do with her as they wish, so long as they do not penetrate her. Identifying Lucy as ‘girl’ highlights both the space of liminality in which she exists and the desire for her to transition through this stage of her life to become a responsible woman. I examine the expectations of girls produced in the media and society and the contradictions they entail, the vulnerability that Lucy's employment as a sleeping beauty represents, and the ways in which the character encourages viewers to rethink what constitutes passivity. I argue that Sleeping Beauty highlights the importance of placing aside such expectations and accepting the challenge of confused and imperfect representations. Indeed, surrendering such expectations enables recognition of the heteronormative constraints that structure society.' (Publication summary)
Mentioning the War Cassandra Atherton , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Winter no. 36 2012; (p. 183-192)
Skin-Deep Emotion 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 22 May 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Strange Dreams a Dark and Whimsical Combination Garry Maddox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 2011; (p. 10)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
This Beauty's More Creepy Than Sleepy Leigh Paatsch , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 June 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
This Birdmann has Flown Nick Galvin , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 June 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Untitled Andrew L. Urban , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 June 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
First-Time Director Up for Cannes Honour Bryce Hallett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 April 2011; (p. 7)
Director in Fairy Tale Debut as Sleeping Beauty Selected for Cannes Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 April 2011; (p. 3)
A Fairytale Existence Andrew L. Urban , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 May 2011; (p. 8)
Two Aussies Find They Really Cannes Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 5)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2011; (p. 15)
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