A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and her father's valet, John, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other.
She, with 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.
Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance enacted through a cruel and somplulsive game of seduction and repulsion.
Screenplay: Liv Ullmann
Director: Liv Ullmann
Producers: Synnøve Hørsdal, Maipo Film, Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte, The Apocalypse Films Company (UK)
Co-producers: Tristan Orpen Lynch og Aoife O'Sullivan, Subotica Film (IE), Rita Dagher, Senorita Films (FR)
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy