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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #102. Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie

Miss Julie

Director: Liv Ullmann
Writer: Liv Ullmann
Producers: Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan, Teun Hilte, Oliver Dungey, Synnøve Hørsdal
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Jessica Chastian, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

While IFC Films/Sundance Selects will hopefully release Two Lives sometime this year, an excellent German film in which Liv Ullmann stars, we’re even more excited to see her return to the director’s seat for the first time in fourteen years with this adaptation of Strindberg’s theater staple. There are several other film versions out there, perhaps most famously is Alf Sjoberg’s 1951 treatment. But with leading ladies like Chastain and the sublime Samantha Morton, this is destined to be one of the year’s most welcome re-interpretations.

Gist: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her.

Release Date: We’re hoping to see this make an appearance at Cannes, hopefully Main Comp, where her last film, Faithless, premiered in 2000.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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