A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.
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Australian cinema just keeps getting better. First there was the sublime film titled Snowtown and now we have Sleeping Beauty. This is a very adult and poetic journey that is reminiscent of Kubrick's masterpeice named Eyes Wde Shut.
Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Lucy, a Sydney girl who is very detatched from her body. She soon gets a job to be a Sleeping Beauty, which means that you fall asleep and old men have there way with you. But as she does the job, Lucy soon starts to question what goes on when she is asleep.
Sleeping Beauty is a ambitious and beautiful film that is flawed but very good.