From the Toronto Film Festival description: Moving the action of August Strindberg’s canonical play from Sweden to County Fermanagh in the north of Ireland, Ullmann’s film opens as the eponymous Julie (Jessica Chastain), daughter of an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, sets out to seduce one of her father’s senior servants, the worldly valet John (Colin Farrell). The charged flirtation between the two doubles as a kind of psychological gamesmanship, which deepens and darkens as the night rolls on — much of it witnessed by the house cook Kathleen (Samantha Morton), who, despite being John’s’s ostensible betrothed, remains quietly resigned throughout. Read more.

Premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

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