The (purportedly) complete lineup of films at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival was announced earlier this week, and among the expected names – Malick, Almodovar, von Trier – there are a handful of genre pictures and first films. One of the debuts is Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty, and the trailer – which you can watch below – boasts some strong words of support from fellow Aussie Jane Campion, who “presents” the film. That might have been unnecessary – the trailer is more than striking enough to stand on its own. Emily Browning stars as a young woman drafted into the escort business.
Cannes takes place from May 10th to 22nd.