Sleeping Beauty in TIFF

Announced on Wednesday, Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (8-18 September). The film, which premiered at Cannes, joins five other Australian productions selected to premiere at the Canadian festival.

Screening in the Special Presentations program, alongside The Hunter (Daniel Nettheim), Eye of the Storm (Fred Schepisi),  and Burning Man (Jonathan Teplitzky), it will be Sleeping Beauty‘s North American premiere.

Snowtown (Justin Kurzel) will screen in the Vanguard program while The Tall Man (Tony Krawitz) will be part of the Real to Reel program.

Sleeping Beauty has, to date, taken $302,000 at the local box office.

Written and directed by Leigh, Sleeping Beauty was produced by Jessica Brentnall for Magic Films Pty Ltd, exec produced by Timothy White, Jamie Hilton and stars Emily Browning and distributed by Transmission Films, E1 Films and UTA.

For more information on the festival, visit TIFF.


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