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by Catherine Breillat


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...

international title: La Belle endormie
original title: La Belle endormie
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Catherine Breillat
screenplay: Catherine Breillat
cast: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kérian Mayan, David Chausse, Diana Rudychenko, Luna Charpentier, Rizlaine El Cohen
cinematography by: Denis Lenoir
film editing: Pascale Chavance
art director: François-Renaud Labarthe
costumes designer: Rose-Marie Melka
producer: Sylvette Frydman, Jean-François Lepetit
production: Flach Film, ARTE France
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