Miss Julie Film Still

Miss Julie

Alf Sjöberg

 
Miss Julie (Criterion DVD)

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  • Sweden
  • 1951
  • 90 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #416

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.

Credits

DirectorAlf Sjöberg
ScreenplayAlf Sjöberg
Based on the play byAugust Strindberg
CinematographyGöran Strindberg
EditingLennart Wallén
SettingsBibi Lindström
MusicDag Wiren

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video essay by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Archival television interview with director Alf Sjöberg
  • A 2006 television documentary about the play Miss Julie and dramatist August Strindberg
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Peter Matthews and Birgitta Steene

    New cover by Kent Williams

Film Essays

Miss Julie: The Three Bergs

By Peter Matthews January 21, 2008

When it comes to world cinema, Jonathan Rosenbaum has tartly observed, many American critics are strict isolationists. At least for national film industries judged too exotic or marginal, a rule . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Miss Julie: Fiery Gloom Onstage

By Birgitta Steene January 21, 2008

For some writers, persona threatens to overshadow achievement. Such is the case with August Strindberg (1849–1912), best known outside of his native Sweden for his alleged misogyny and . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Miss Julie: The Three Bergs

By Peter Matthews January 21, 2008

When it comes to world cinema, Jonathan Rosenbaum has tartly observed, many American critics are strict isolationists. At least for national film industries judged too exotic or marginal, a rule . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Miss Julie: Fiery Gloom Onstage

By Birgitta Steene January 21, 2008

For some writers, persona threatens to overshadow achievement. Such is the case with August Strindberg (1849–1912), best known outside of his native Sweden for his alleged misogyny and . . . Read more »