[REVIEW] “The Sleeping Beauty” (2010) by Catherine Breillat

Dernière mise à jour : July 10th, 2017 at 12:24 am

After Bluebeard (2009), French director Catherine Breillat (Romance, The Last Mistress) revisits once again fairy tales and signs a free adaptation of two of them: The Sleeping Beauty (La Belle endormie) by Charles Perrault and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.


When the Princess Anastasia, six years old (Carla Besnaïnou), was sentenced to one hundred-year sleep by the Wicked fairy godmother (Odile Mallet), three young fairies (Camille Chalons, Dounia Sichov, Leslie Lipkins) give her the power to dream until her sixteen (Julia Artamonov)…

The Sleeping Beauty :
A little princess cursed and loved by fairies


Best known for her approach of teenagers and young adults sexuality, Catherine Breillat is interested especially in The Sleeping Beauty in the wonderful dreams of the little princess in her sleep. Best part of the TV film, Catherine Breillat takes us with surprise and pleasure on the trail of a little princess cursed and loved by fairies.


To learn more:

  • The Sleeping Beauty (La Belle endormie, France, 2010)
    Direction: Catherine Breillat
    Screenplay: Catherine Breillat
    Image: Denis Lenoir
    Editing: Pascale Chavance
    Cast: Carla Besnaïnou, David Shoemaker, Diana Rudychenko, Kerian Mayan, Anne-Lise Kedves, Camille Chalons, Dounia Sichov Julia Artamonov, Leslie Lipkin, Luna Charpentier, Rhizlaine El Cohen, Roman Gate, Rosine Favey
    Costumes: Rose-Marie Melka Sets: Francois-Renaud Labarthe
    Production: ARTE France, CB Films, Flach Film Production, Marathon Producer: Jean-Francois Lepetit, Sylvette Frydman
Jean-Christophe Nurbel

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