Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjoberg'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 Bjork, 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), Sjoberg's film was an important turning point in Scandinavian cinema.
Anita Björk, Ulf Palme. A young, wealthy lass living in late 19th-century Sweden breaks off her engagement and finds herself attracted to one of her father’s servants, with whom she eventually spends the night with—in spite of the social issues it may ignite. Based on August Strindberg’s renowned 1888 play. 1951/b&w/90 min/NR.