Jessica Chastain as: Miss Julie
Directed by: Liv Ullmann
Screenplay by: Liv Ullmann
Adapted from: “Miss Julie” play by August Strindberg
Selected Cast: Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Running Time: 130min
Release Date: September 7, 2014 (TIFF)
Wide Release: December 05, 2014 (US, limited)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her.
Filming began in April 2013. In a change of setting from the original Sweden of the play, the film was shot at Castle Coole, a late 18th-century country mansion in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Michelle Williams was director Liv Ullmann original choice to play Miss Julie, but she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Jessica signed to star right before the shooting starts.
The film received mixed reviews for the direction, but performances were constantly praised.