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New Sleeping Beauty unnerves

SleepingBeauty.jpgA new trailer for Sleeping Beauty has arrived and it not only shows more of Emily Browning, but it also delivers a very unnerving feeling to the story, one that builds as the trailer goes on. It's very cleverly put together to put the images and the voiceover at slight odds, presenting images that you aren't quite certain of, but as a whole set a troubling scene.

The film features Browning as a Sleeping Beauty, a woman who men pay for to be totally submissive to them, and this means for her to be completely asleep. However even then she's aware of some of the events that happen.

Here's the blurb for Sleeping Beauty:

Lucy is a young university student possessed by a kind of radical passivity. She lets a flip of a coin decide the outcome of a random sexual encounter and she displays an uncomplaining patience when facing the repetitions of her various menial jobs that fund her studies.

One day she answers an ad in the student newspaper and interviews for a job to be a lingerie waitress. But she is secretly being initiated into a world of strange new work. One where she will have to give into absolute submission to her clients by being sedated; becoming a Sleeping Beauty.

Eventually this unnerving experience begins to bleed into her daily life and she finally develops the will to break the spell by discovering what happens to her while she sleeps. With a fearless performance by Browning, Leigh creates a bold cinematic vision; one where Lucy, both in her clandestine sexual adventures and in her mundane daily existence, lives with the same unflinching and brutal honesty.

I'm quite fascinated by the idea of the story that Julia Leigh has written and how she's directed it. You have to agree with the blurb and say that even from this short trailer it looks like Emily Browning isn't shying away from the role.

I'm really keen to see where the events take us and how she plays the character. Does she slowly begin to fall apart? Piece together events that are happening to her? Or perhaps she becomes so curious that she decides to find out, and when she does it becomes a little much for her?

I'm really not sure, but the previous trailer and this one are really strong trailers and suggest that this is going to be a film to be on the lookout for, and what good timing that is, for the Filmstalker's films for October 2011 article tells us that it's out on the 14th in the UK, that's this Friday.

Here's the new trailer from Yahoo Movies who have it in high definition, and you can see the previous one right here on Filmstalker.




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