Emily Browning stars as a uni student drawn into a creepy brothel in Julia Leigh’s directorial debut. Browning plays Lucy, whose rather disturbing niche involves getting drugged up in the ‘Sleeping Beauty chamber’ to indulge her clients’ fantasies. â€śShe falls into this bizarre area of prostitution, where she is willingly drugged. It’s very, very heavy,â€ť said Browning, who replaced Mia Wasikowska in the title role.
Novelist and first-time director Leigh, hadnâ€™t made so much as a short film before Sleeping Beauty, but that hasn’t stopped it being selected as part of the line-up at Cannes. With a beautiful but rather rather unsettling vibe, it should prove to be the final nail in Violet Baudelaireâ€™s coffin.