Sleeping Beauty

Synopsis: Lucy is a university student who is working a number of jobs. She volunteers at a research lab, works at a coffee shop, and as a photocopy clerk in an office. She responds to an advertisement and embarks on an erotic freelance job in which she is required to sleep in bed alongside paying customers.
Director(s): Julia Leigh
Production: IFC Films
  5 wins & 29 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Even more talented.


And your name...

We'd like to call you Sara.

OK. Thank you.


-You all right, darling?


-Would you like a lavender tissue?


I'm sorry.


-Good afternoon.

-Good afternoon.

-How are you?

-Very well, thank you. And how are you?

Oh yes, fine. Thank you.

OK sit down at the table.

To what do I owe this

extraordinary pleasure?

Nothing special.

Just upgrading my skill set.

Nothing special?

White or white?

Can we watch some porn?


What have you done

to your fingers?


Hi, Sara.

I'm Sophie.

-You look lovely.


OK. Now, I need you to go into the

dressing room for me and fix your make up.

You'll find a lipstick palette in there

and I want you to match... exact match...

...match your lipstick to the

color of your labia.

You're kidding me.

It's not a game.

You're OK? Good.


Let's go.

Thank you friends for coming

here tonight.

As ever, it is wonderful to see you.

Thank you.

This evening we're serving

Beluga caviar with toasted brioche.


Galantine of quail stuffed with

black truffle on the nest of fried leek and herbs.

Curious choice.

I first tried that dish

many years ago.

On the occasion of my 20th

wedding anniversary.

But tonight, I've asked my chef

to do what he can... bring it back to life.

Perhaps you'll be able to tell me

whether it really does taste so good.

Or if it is the memories of Elizabeth

and that night that make it so special.

To the dish itself.

To the dish.

To memories.


-Thank you.

Such fair skin.


Thank you.

Not to worry.

Upsy daisy.

No harm done.


Don't worry.

You did really well.

Leave those for the cleaners.

We won't be needing you

anymore tonight.


-You look lovely.

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Julia Leigh

Julia Leigh (born 1970) is an Australian novelist, film director and screenwriter. In 2011 her debut feature film Sleeping Beauty was selected to screen in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival. She is an author of two award-winning novels, The Hunter and Disquiet, for which she has been described as a "sorceress who casts a spell of serene while the earth quakes underfoot". more…

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