Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meanwhile, She's Got a New Movie Out...!

Catherine Breillat has recently completed a new film: La belle endormie, an adaptation of Charles Perrault's The Sleeping Beauty (in line with her recent adaptation of Bluebeard), which is currently touring the festival circuit worldwide. Written and directed by Breillat, it's produced by Jean-Francois Lepetit and Sylvette Frydman and stars Carla Besnainou, Julia Artamonov, Kerian Mayan and David Chausse.

The official description reads, "As with most 'fairytales', 'The Sleeping Beauty' begins with 'Once Upon A Time' but anyone familiar with a Catherine Breillat film knows that a “happy ever after” is no guarantee. In a castle in a far away land in a far away time, a baby girl is born. The child’s name is Anastasia. The fairy Carabosse places a curse upon the child- saying at sixteen the girl will prick her hand and die. Three younger and somewhat scatterbrained fairies alters the curse so that instead of dying, Anastasia will sleep for 100 years. For a century Anastasia will live in the world of dreams." The trailer's already up on Youtube, here.

Strand Releasing are set to distribute this film theatrically in July, and there's every reason to hope they'll then offer a DVD, as they did with Bluebeard.

Update 3/30/11: I've contacted Strand and they've confirmed that they'll be handling a US DVD release, "Look for THE SLEEPING BEAUTY on DVD late fall/early winter 2011." =)


sophie said...

I don't suppose you if/when it will be released in the uk?

Joseph Pellegrino said...

The Sleeping Beauty is coming out on DVD on November 8. No Blu-ray it seems. Amazon link: