The Sleeping Beauty
aka La belle endormie
First screened in March 2011; most recently screened in August 2012
Director: Catherine Breillat. Cast: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kérian Mayan, Diana Rudychenko, Maricha Lopoukhine, David Chausse, Dounia Sichov, Leslie Lipkins, Camille Chalons, Romane Portail, Rosine Favey, Dominique Hulin, Delia Bouglione-Romanès. Screenplay: Catherine Breillat (based on the story by Charles Perrault).
Twitter Capsule: Striking moments, but it patently diminishes as it goes. Unevenly lit, under-budgeted, and, worst of all, dull.
Twitter Capsule #2: Breillat's mannered fable-cum-chamber drama is richer than I thought at first. Bittersweet anatomy of puberty.

Photo © 2010 Arte France/CB Films/Strand Releasing
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in March 2011: C)

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