SLEPING BEAUTY – interview with director Julia Leigh

by GREG KING “I love films that I’m mesmerised by, that I can’t take my eyes off,” says Julia Leigh, Australian novelist turned filmmaker. “Personally I don’t like seeing a film on Thursday night and then forgetting it by Friday morning. My hope is that Sleeping Beauty is a memorable film.”   Her debut film, the erotic psychological drama Sleeping Beauty, is certainly a memorable film. It is a provocative but ultimately pointless study of sexual dynamics, female sexuality, identity, liberation, and willing female submissiveness. The central character is Continue reading