Trailer for Catherine Breillat’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY debuts

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 21st, 2011

Coming from the mind of Catherine Breillat (BLUEBEARED, FAT GIRL), THE SLEEPING BEAUTY is one of 2011’s most interesting projects, that likely won’t be talked about much outside of the arthouse crowd. A controversial filmmaker to say the least, Breillat is also insanely talented, as is proven by the recently released trailer for this new fairy tale project.

The trailer has hit thanks to Apple, and appears to be one of the filmmaker’s most striking films to date.  One of the most deftly akin filmmakers when it comes to the trials and tribulations of being a woman, Breillat has become one of the arthouse world’s most beloved auteurs, and while her films are definitely not for everyone, there is a certain touch to each of her films that makes the absolutely wonderous.

This film follows up BLUEBEARD, a very similar film stylistically, and one that appears to be a stepping stone for this heavily erotic piece of filmmaking.  SLEEPING BEAUTY hits thanks to Strand Releasing on July 29.  Hit the break for the film's synopsis.

"Following her acclaimed adaptation of Bluebeard, Breillat turns to the story of a princess cursed at birth to 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."

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