Miss Julie and Liv Ullmann set for Toronto

Miss Julie

Norwegian actress-director Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie, with US-UK stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton in the leads, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival between 4-14 September, where it will be marketed by French international sales agency Wild Bunch.

 The new interpretation of Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s 1888 classic has been selected for a Special Presentation at the festival where it will have its world premiere, prior to its European premiere in France on September 10th and then domestic release on 12 September through Nordisk Film Distribusjon.

About Miss Julie

Set in 1874, Strindberg’s battle-of-the-sexes has been adapted for the screen by numerous directors, from Sweden’s Anna Hofman-Uddgren in 1912, to UK’s Mike Figgis in 1999 and most recently by US director Michael Margotta in 2009.

Ullmann has herself written the screenplay for the updated, English-language costume drama, which was shot in Northern Ireland as a Synnøve Hørsdal production for Norway’s Maipo Film, and UK’s The Apocalypse Films Company with France’s Senorita Films and Ireland’s Subotica Film coproducing.

 About Liv Ullmann

Twice Oscar-nominated as an actress, Ullmann signed her latest feature as a director, Faithless (Troløs), in 2000; on stage she has since directed, ao, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, with Australian actors Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton, in Sydney and New York.

Her latest film roles were in German director Georg Maas’ Oscar short listed Two Lives (2012) – her return to the big screen after four years – and in Indian-UK director Dheeraj Akolkar’s Norwegian documentary Liv & Ingmar (2012), about her relationship with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.