MISS JULIE is an upcoming drama film written and directed by Oscar-nominated actress Liv Ullmann (Utvandrarna, Ansikte mot ansikte), based on the play of the same title by August Strindberg. Set to have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2014), the film stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
A country estate in Ireland in 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie (Chastain) and John (Farrell), her father’s valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse - both united in mutual loathing and attraction. By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together... Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.
- via Maipo Film