The Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, February 12 - Thursday, February 17, 2022

Cursed at birth by an evil fairy, Anastasia is destined to prick her finger and die at the age of sixteen. When three fairy sisters discover this, they hatch a plan to alter the curse: rather than die, Anastasia will sleep for 100 years and live in a world of dreams.  Through her active dream life, Anastasia will find love, loss, and possibly a waking life.  French provocateur Breillat continues her deconstruction of classic fairytales with her latest, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.

“Sly and playful, it’s a beauty”- Los Angeles Times

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY originally opened at IFC Center on July 8, 2011 and screened until July 28, 2011.

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 82 minutes
  • Director Catherine Breillat
  • Cast Carla Besnainou, Julia Artamonov, Kerian Mayan, David Chausse
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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