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LA BELLE ENDORMIE (The sleeping beauty) – Catherine BREILLAT 2010

LA BELLE ENDORMIE (The sleeping beauty) – Catherine BREILLAT 2010

ART CINEMA AWARD – MOSTRA Di VENEZIA – Orizzonti 2010

Synopsis: Once upon a time… In a castle somewhere in a bygone age… The fairy Carabosse cuts the umbilical cord of a newborn babe, a little girl called Anastasia. Three young scatterbrained fairies appear, their cheeks red from running… Too late, says Carabosse, at sixteen the child’s hand will be pierced and she’ll die. The young fairies burst into tears! Their tardiness didn’t deserve that. Now they must ward off the fatal curse… They just manage to predict that instead of dying, Anastasia will fall asleep for 100 years. Sleeping for a century is very boring, so they bestow on her the possibility of wandering far and wide in her dreams during those 100 years of sleep…

The verdict of the Jury

« La Belle endormie » by Catherine Breillat is for the European cinemas the most interesting film among the selected for the Orizzonti competition. Catherine Breillat has found poetic pictures in the traditional tale of Charles Perrault for an innovative way to describe the growing up of a girl from the childhood to the being adult. She uses a universal language understandable and very close to the sensibility of European people. So she is able to offer a delicate insight of this human experience, from a feminine point of view. The film is built by a solid narrative structure and an appropriate use of the filmic language and could encounter the appreciation of the European audience.

The Jury

  • Matthias Helwig (DE)
  • Gabriele Pedrina (IT)

Infobox

  • Year of production: 2010
  • Cast: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kérian Mayan, David Chausse
  • Category: Fiction
  • Duration: 82 minutes
  • Country: France
  • Langugae: French
  • Sale: Pyramide International
    Tel : +33.1.42.96.02.20
    email : pricher@pyramidefilms.com

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