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Plot, Details & Awards

The Sleeping Beauty

(2011)
Not Rated In Theaters 07/8/2011 , 82min.
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Plot & Details

French provocateur Catherine Breillat ('Fat Girl,' 'Bluebeard') continues her deconstruction of classic fairytales with her latest, 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Cursed at birth by an evil fairy, Anastasia is destined to prick her finger and die at the age of sixteen. When three feckless fairy sisters discover this they hatch a plan to alter the curse: rather than die, Anastasia will sleep for 100 years. While in slumber, Anastasia comes of age through a series of vivid dreams, filled with charming princes, dwarves, gypsies and magical creatures. When she reawakens a fully-formed adolescent, she finds that in real life, happy endings are more elusive than in our fantasies. Beautifully designed by Francois-Renaud Labarthe and photographed by the great Denis Lenoir (Carlos), this constantly surprising, thought-provoking investigation of the female psyche reaffirms Breillat as one of the most inventive and risk-taking of contemporary French auteurs.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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