Trouble is, Leigh leaves so many blanks in her narrative, about a young woman (well-played by Sucker Punch star Emily Browning, who can hold the screen) who needs money so badly that she signs up for an escort service that offers wealthy members elaborate dinners served by young babes in revealing cut-out demi-bras. She eventually submits to repeatedly being drugged into sleep, not knowing what the clients do to her when she is down for the count . "No penetration," warns the Madame.
At any rate, Sundance Selects, the sibling division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, has acquired U.S. rights, which means it will be made available on VOD after the fall fest circuit.
"For the last five days, people throughout Cannes have been discussing Sleeping Beauty," said Jonathan Sehring, pesident of Sundance Selects. "We are thrilled to introduce Julia Leigh and her arresting debut to American audiences, and to continuing the discussion."