Miss Julie

Miss Julie

Directed by Alf Sjöberg • 1951 • Sweden

Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg's visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation of August Strindberg's renowned 1888 play brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage's preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-female relations. Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when a wealthy businessman's daughter (Anita Björk, in a fiercely emotional performance) falls for her father's bitter servant. Celebrated for its unique cinematic style (and censored upon its first release in the United States for its adult content), Sjöberg's film was an important turning point in Scandinavian cinema.

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Miss Julie
  • Miss Julie

    Directed by Alf Sjöberg • 1951 • Sweden

    Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg's visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation of August Strindberg's renowned 1888 play brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage's preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-f...

Extras

  • Video Essay with Peter Cowie

    Recorded in 2007, this video essay features film historian Peter Cowie discussing Alf Sjöberg’s daring cinematic adaptation of August Strindberg’s historic play MISS JULIE.

  • Alf Sjöberg, 1966

    In this interview excerpt, produced for Swedish television in 1966, director Alf Sjöberg discusses his early film career with host Nils Petter Sundgren.

  • MISS JULIE—100 Years in the Limelight

    This documentary, produced by Swedish television in 2006, follows the preparations for a recent soldout stage production of MISS JULIE, and in turn examines the history of this controversial, beloved, and enduring drama. Featured are actors Anita Björk and Bibi Andersson discussing their past rol...