Last night, Miss Julie gets its premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival. Jessica wasn’t there, but Colin Farrell and Liv Ullmann attended it. This week it was also reported that Miss Julie has secured Canadian distribution via Pacific Northwest Pictures. Wrekin Hill Entertainment earlier acquired all U.S. rights to Ullmann’s film.
“We are so thrilled to bring this incredible film with across the board great performances to Canada and also so pleased to be working with Wild Bunch again on another high quality film,” Pacific Northwest Pictures vp Emily Alden said in a statement.
Collider – Over the last few years Jessica Chastain has demonstrated again and again that she’s one of the best actors working in Hollywood. Whether it be hunting down Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, playing the wife of a man plagued by apocalyptic visions in Take Shelter, or putting on fifteen pounds to play the outcast Celia Foote in The Help, Chastain is always fearless and believable on screen. In her latest movie, Miss Julie, a film adaptation of August Strindberg’s famous 19th Century play being directed by Liv Ullmann, Chastain plays an aristocratic woman who strikes up a relationship with her father’s valet (Colin Farrell). The film explores issues of power through the lenses of social class, gender, and family. Unlike most modern movies, Miss Julie is deliberately paced and takes its time exploring the characters through long scenes filled with dialogue and emotion. Those who choose to pay attention will be dazzled by the performances and absolutely transported back in time.
Shortly after the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with Jessica Chastain. She talked about what the last few years have been like and how shooting Miss Julie in chronological order helped her as an actress along with what she learned from director Liv Ullman. We also discussed the advice Al Pacino gave her on her first film, Salomé, the importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone as an actor, her reaction after watching Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, and a lot more.
Being set to premiere next month on TIFF festival, Miss Julie has two clips released today, via The Film Stage:
TIFF released their official schedule for this year festival, and Miss Julie will have its premiere on Sunday, September 7. They also released a list of guests and Jessica isn’t listed on it (nor any of the cast members). But hopefully they attend it!
Director(s): Liv Ullmann
Country: Norway/United Kingdom/Ireland/France
Orig. Work Title: MISS JULIE
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Runtime: 129 minutes
The Film Stage unvailed the first international trailer for upcoming Miss Julie, right after the announcement the film will premiere at TIFF. Check it:
The Toronto International Film Festival is unveiling some of the movies that will be featured during the annual 11-day event in September and Miss Julie, starring Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, it’s among the announced films to be premiered at the festival.
Miss Julie Liv Ullmann, Norway/United Kingdom/Ireland World Premiere – A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, Miss Julie explores the brutal, charged power struggle between a young aristocratic woman and her father’s valet. Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival will run September 4- 14, 2014.