Miss Julie (Froken Julie)*

  • 1950 ----- b & w ----- 90 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed and written by Alf Sjoberg from the play by August Strindberg; with Anita Bjork, Ulf Palme, Max von Sydow, Marta Dorff, Anders Henrikson) This haunting tale of emotional repression tells of a noblewoman's seduction by her coachman turns Strindberg's play into a film of great beauty and depth which gained the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The action flows across a lush estate where servants dance in celebration of Midsummer's Eve. Their revelry provides stunning contrast to Miss Julie's anguish and self-denial, following her all-too-brief romantic interlude. "Masterful adaptation of August Strindberg's tragic play . . . . Superbly acted and photographed, with imaginative use of flashbacks. A milestone in Swedish cinema." --Leonard Maltin (In Swedish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Drama, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Women Studies)