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.