+ intro by Elaine Wong, short film programmer, BFI London Film Festival
Ullmann’s Strindberg adaptation is a vivid depiction of the battle of the sexes and classes, starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Norway-UK-France-Ireland 2014. 130min
Adapting and directing, Liv Ullmann relocates August Strindberg’s 1888 play to County Fermanagh. Jessica Chastain is Miss Julie, the daughter of a wealthy Anglo-Irish landowner, who attempts to seduce her father’s valet John (Farrell). Flirtation soon turns to a dangerous conflict of power, sex and class, gravely observed by John’s lover Kathleen (Morton), the moral heart of the tale.
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